Plan B

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭ I really, really wanted a baked potato with my pork chops. Not usually a challenge of epic proportions, you say? It is if you are camping and forgot the foil. It took a fewContinue reading “Plan B”

Keys to the Kingdom

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.” Hebrews‬ ‭12:28‬ ‭ It was a little unusual, to be sure. Every door to every classroom, office, cupboard space needed to be unlocked in order for the guys to do theirContinue reading “Keys to the Kingdom”

Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want

“Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.” Psalms‬ ‭50:14‬ ‭ Odd things have been done by all sorts of folks through history to try to impress God. Kneeling in bits of glass. Sleeping on a bed of nails. Depriving the body of food, the mind ofContinue reading “Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want”

It’s All in the Attitude

“Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever.” Psalms‬ ‭136:26‬ ‭ I couldn’t help it. I giggled. Out loud. (You would have, too. Don’t judge me.) I was showing my littles the schedule for the day. I had announced our PE class, and was moving on to the other planned activities.Continue reading “It’s All in the Attitude”

For Shame!

“May I be blameless in keeping your decrees; then I will never be ashamed.” Psalms‬ ‭119:80‬ ‭ I could feel it. The embarrassment, I mean. My cheeks were hot with it. I know I had that sheepish look in my face – you know the one. Baaaaa… On Monday mornings, each class at our schoolContinue reading “For Shame!”

What Kind of Smell Are You Leaving Behind?

“Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭ Right from the get-go, I need to be upfront. My analogy today is – well, to be honest, it stinks. You might even say it’sContinue reading “What Kind of Smell Are You Leaving Behind?”

A Little Hand Holding

“Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand.” Psalms‬ ‭73:23‬ ‭ “Just put them down, honey. Let’s go home”. I held my hand out, expectant. Toddler despair registered in eyes as blue as his daddy’s. Chubby hands desperately gripped their rocky cargo even as several stones slipped and fell, prized specimens scatteringContinue reading “A Little Hand Holding”

Drop It!

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” I Peter 5:7 Ah, but those trees are wise – and it’s a wisdom from the ages, a theme written from the beginning of time. They slept all the way through the winter, recharging their energy banks and storing up great gobs of goodnessContinue reading “Drop It!”