At the Cost of My Sanity?

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires (Psalms 37:4, NLT) Some friends of ours had a few projects they wanted to accomplish; and while discussing them, the wife had much bigger plans than her husband felt able to accommodate due to cost and scope. He gave it allContinue reading “At the Cost of My Sanity?”

Think On These Things

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace,Continue reading “Think On These Things”

Lessons From Children’s Letters to God

So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make roomsContinue reading “Lessons From Children’s Letters to God”

The Price of Oneness

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24 ESV) When God instituted marriage for mankind, He said that it would require the leaving of father and mother and the holding fast of the man and woman to each other. Continue reading “The Price of Oneness”

The Gift of Laughter

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength (Proverbs 17:22, NLT) Laughter is truly a gift from our Heavenly Father. And it’s actually medicinal. According to Hara Estroff Marano, in his article in Psychology Today, “In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthyContinue reading “The Gift of Laughter”

Another Milestone

“In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and Prophets.” (Matthew 6:9, TPT) Today, Adrian and I just hit another milestone marriage anniversary. When we tell people how long we’ve been married,Continue reading “Another Milestone”

Intentional Obedience

Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose,Continue reading “Intentional Obedience”

The Risk of Unconditional Love

This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. (Romans 5:8, NLT) There is a song out that is popular in a lot of churches called “Reckless Love”. The first line in the chorus goes likeContinue reading “The Risk of Unconditional Love”

Companion and Friend 

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can beContinue reading “Companion and Friend ”