The Den of Distraction

“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:25‬ ‭ “It’s dark in there, everyone. But don’t be afraid! When we stick together, we will have enough light to banish the darkness!” A volley of loud giggles and varied intense assents hit me in the midsection. (They are short, after all).Continue reading “The Den of Distraction”

Kneeling on Blueberries (AKA, “Doing Your Own Laundry”)

““Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people—men or women—betray the Lord by doing wrong to another person, they are guilty. They must confess their sin and make full restitution for what they have done, adding an additional 20 percent and returning it to the person who was wronged.”‭‭Numbers‬Continue reading “Kneeling on Blueberries (AKA, “Doing Your Own Laundry”)”

The Waiting Game

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62:5‬ ‭ ‘Waiting is not easy…’, says one of my littles quite often. He’s referencing the title of a Mo Willems book that my class particularly enjoys in which an elephant named Gerald has to wait all day for hisContinue reading “The Waiting Game”

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?”

Quite the Mess

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭ Oh. My. This is quite the mess. I don’t generally go in for things like that, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d say myContinue reading “Quite the Mess”

Not Feeling the Job Satisfaction

“For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.”‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:33‬ ‭ If the job were open, would the posting look something like this? ‘Must be supremely loving, kind, and considerate. In-depth knowledge of the sciences, mathematical principles, languages, biochemical engineering, administration, and the arts required. Personal wealth must be boundless, and generosity aContinue reading “Not Feeling the Job Satisfaction”

Tough Stuff

“Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭ I personally hate suffering. I’d like to custom order a Life filled with blessings and sunshine, a Life characterized by ease and rainbows and ice cream in the shade (without lactose intolerance), thank you very much. But this isContinue reading “Tough Stuff”