Curb Appeal

“If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.”‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:21‬ ‭ Drive down any street, in any community – and you will know what I mean. You see themContinue reading “Curb Appeal”

Level the Playing Field

“Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭15:10‬ ‭ Let’s get really honest, shall we? We’ve been exploring what it means to have been given a piece of property – a life, an inheritance – and I know you’ve noticed, too. NotContinue reading “Level the Playing Field”

Real Estate Development

“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭24:3-4‬ ‭ Wisdom. Makes you think of owls with spectacles, right? But wisdom is a lot more than feathers and fowl. Wisdom is “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment;Continue reading “Real Estate Development”

It’s All Over. Or Is It?

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.” Ephesians‬ ‭2:4-5‬ ‭ That’s it, folks. That frost last night was a real killer. We had a good long run. ThereContinue reading “It’s All Over. Or Is It?”

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?”

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”

A Whole New Way to Bank

““My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,” John‬ ‭17:20‬ ‭ Those vaults, though. Deep. Dark. Secret. Locked tight, these – complex sugars created back in early summer when the leaves were bright with promise have been gradually deposited into the plant’s bankContinue reading “A Whole New Way to Bank”

Unseen

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ So – its a bit disappointing, really. I mean, all those gorgeous leaves. A week ago, they were drop dead stunning. The trees wereContinue reading “Unseen”

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”