Thanks to Lifestyle Prayers for the inspirational push to write this post. To show respect for my readers, I believe that every post I publish should reflect my best efforts. With that in mind, I’ve pulled together a list of ten guidelines by which I write and lay out my posts – based not only… Continue reading How to Create Your Best Blog
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a… Continue reading Dormancy & Dependency
Remember that commercial in which an elderly woman who had fallen to the floor cried, "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!" Well, I can sort of relate to her these days. Not that I've fallen down recently, but I've been trying to get up, by doing a pull-up. And it seems as distant… Continue reading Help! I’m trying to do a pull-up and I can’t get up!
The Apostle Paul's go-to metaphors for the Christian life always seemed to involve a race of some kind. He speaks of pressing on, finishing the course, laying aside extra weight, and so forth. If I had been one of the writers of Scripture, my metaphors would have involved gardening. It's high season for perennial gardening… Continue reading Grow in Grace
Here in the Land of Lincoln, it's been raining for days—the steady, soaking, pattering rain that falls in early spring just prior to everything bursting into bright green leaves and brilliant blooms. I used to begrudge the time that this season between seasons took away from spring, but now, I thank God for it. Once… Continue reading Rain, Rain…Come Again (and Again) Another Day!