Just Do the Thing

Last weekend, with joy and a few tears, we celebrated my oldest son’s sixteenth birthday. For Aidan, as for any American teenager, this birthday is a milestone because he’ll receive his driver’s license this year. And he’s earned it. He’s got a lot of common sense and good driving instincts, and he’s logged many hours… Continue reading Just Do the Thing

Advertisements

A Heritage of Giant-Slayers

In 1 Samuel 17, David was launched into a place in Israelite history when he killed the fearsome Philistine giant, Goliath, with a bit of leather and a rock – and a faith as great as his arsenal was small. According to David’s own words, his faith developed in part while he served as a… Continue reading A Heritage of Giant-Slayers

97 Pounds of Accountability

Every morning, my fourteen-year-old daughter and I work out together. Ever the morning person, Shae (of Teen, Meet God and Shae's Days) is nearly always ready before me, hair in a neat ponytail, tennis shoes laced, and tablet queued up with our pre-selected YouTube workout. Meanwhile, I'm generally dragging myself up the stairs to her room a… Continue reading 97 Pounds of Accountability

New Year, New Goals, New Posting Schedule

I am so thankful for all of you who have hung in there with me during my long hiatus from blogging. The busy Christmas season is past, and I’ve resumed posting material; but I’ve settled on a new schedule which will better suit this season of my life. Tuesday – personal experience with Scripture application… Continue reading New Year, New Goals, New Posting Schedule

Old Soul Quotes: Change & Transformation

The Midwestern world is transforming all around me. Harvest is over, and the leaves and temperatures are steadily falling, inspiring my theme of change & transformation today. Do you have any suggestions for next week's theme? Please leave them in the comments below. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Change & Transformation

Memorize & Meditate: Isaiah 6:1,5,8

While reading about the Old Testament ways of worship, I've been reminded of the importance of a reverent attitude toward God. These verses express that idea beautifully. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Then said I, Woe… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Isaiah 6:1,5,8

Memorize & Meditate: 2 Timothy 1:7

This week's Scripture passage was once again chosen by my nine-year-old son, Rowan. He sure can pick 'em, can't he? What a wonderful encouragement to realize that God has given us all we need to accomplish his will in the coming week! For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: 2 Timothy 1:7

Old Soul Quotes: Colors

Today's theme was suggested by my lovely daughter, Shae, of Teen, Meet God, and Shae's Days. I know she'd appreciate it if you checked out her blogs! I love the idea of celebrating the changing colors of every season of life. May the beauty around you enhance your worship! What theme would you like me… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Colors

The Man Who Obeyed without Question

God in his wisdom included many examples in Scripture of men who questioned God and lacked faith. With their human frailties, these people are a reminder that God can transform the most flawed among us in order to accomplish his will. But a shining example of one who showed great faith was Abraham, who never… Continue reading The Man Who Obeyed without Question