This spring and early summer, an unusual amount of rain fell here in Central Illinois. Rivers were swollen, fields were flooded, and farmers had to delay planting. Even our property on high ground was affected, especially our chicken run, which turned into a chicken wallow, rather than the dusty stretch of bare dirt it usually… Continue reading Ankle Weights on Chickens
One of my favorite new YouTube speakers is evangelist Greg Laurie. While I was getting ready for church this morning, I listened to a sermon he delivered about the empty place within all of us that only God can fill. For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. – Psalm 107:9 Laurie gave example after… Continue reading Longing Souls
As I’ve been reading through Proverbs, I’ve been trying a read-and-pause approach with each verse: read, then pause and consider the deeper meaning of each verse with the help of the Holy Spirit. After all, he inspired the human writers of Scripture with the exact words he wanted them to use. The tongue of the… Continue reading Silvery Words
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. – Psalm 141:3 That verse was pinned to my cubicle wall at my first job after graduating college. As a proofreader, I dealt with written words all day, but I also dealt with office gossip. I quickly realized that this verse needed… Continue reading Who’s Guarding Your Word-Gate?