No matter how many places you have lived, you always remember your first apartment. I got my first digs back in 1996. I was totally into sunflower print, and really cheesy slipcovers that didn’t look anything like the picture on the package. The walls were that awkward white you only find in apartments, but I had … Continue reading Rental Rehab
In today’s economic climate, it’s not hard to imagine that a lot of people are barely “surviving”. Most months I would include myself; hoping to make ends meet as gas, food, and other expenses seem to rise almost daily. But today I read something that really stuck with me. “God wants us to move from … Continue reading I’m a Survivor?
Late game situation: we are down by 7 points, and there is 2 minutes and 30 seconds left to go on the clock. I call time out, and my team comes to the bench. As I start talking, I notice some heads are down, and others have faces that carry a look of defeat. So … Continue reading It Ain’t Over til the Buzzer Goes Off
I have been noticing a trend in today’s culture……quitting. It used to be, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”. Billy Ocean even did a song titled that, back in the 80’s. Now the phrase sounds more like this, “when the going gets tough, just give up!” I feel as if making a … Continue reading Quitting is a Habit
When my kids ask me for something, and I tell them to wait and let me think about it, they usually assume my answer will be no. When they ask their dad, and he says the same thing, they assume his answer will be yes. I guess I’m the tough one, and he is pegged … Continue reading He didn’t say “no”, He just said “wait”…
“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) This idea of God guiding “our steps” has always baffled me a bit. I’m down here on earth, and He is up there in heaven, right, so how can God be in control of what I do? It is true that we … Continue reading Want to Make God Laugh…Make a Plan
The “Wizard of Oz” was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. I loved watching Dorothy meet the other characters, and encounter adventures, on her way to Oz, in search of a way to get back home to Kansas. One advantage that Dorothy had when she set out on her journey was … Continue reading This is the Way, Walk in It