For the last few years, I’ve had a recurring heel pain. It’s years of bad shoes, not enough exercise, too much weight and I’m sure some other things. It usually comes and stays around for 2 to 3 weeks and then gets better.
When our kids were younger, we did everything we could to protect them from ever experiencing pain, loss, wounds or hurt. Sometimes, it was inevitable. One of our daughters lost a pregnancy, another cut off the tip of her finger, while another burned the back of her leg with hot cooking grease. There have been lost relationships, banged up cars, stitches, scars and a host of things that have caused paid, hurt and loss.
In our own lives, we have experienced the loss of family relationship, economic catastrophe, dreams dying, resources being depleted Read More
A few months ago, all of kids were home, with grandkids for our youngest daughter’s wedding . . . Andrea, Brandon, Bentley & Arrington . . . Alyssa and Jason . . . Amanda, Kenny, Sammy and Aria . . . and Alydia & Mitchell
Sitting around the dinner table is so different now. It’s large . . . it’s loud . . . it’s chaotic . . . it’s just good.
Without exception, we find ourselves talking about how the older girls feel the younger girls got away with more “stuff”. And, everyone thinks Alydia gets away with too much. Honestly, we love it.
But in the talking there is a lot of seeing. Read More
“I will not enter my house or get into my bed, I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” (Ps 132:3-5)
David had a passion and priority for the presence of God. These were reflected by his devotion and determination, leading to a dedication of God’s house among His people.
Today, we are His temple with His abiding Spirit. May we have a passion and priority to be In His presence. Let us lead with hearts of single minded devotion and sacrificial determination.