This Old and Wonderful Couch

This couch... **dramatic pause** This vintage couch. Could've been THE family couch any of us had that disappeared when you went to college, that is, if you grew up in the 80's, like myself. All those TGIF and Little Caesar's pizza Friday nights, the Sunday afternoon naps during a boring golf match your dad and … Continue reading This Old and Wonderful Couch

Devoted Devotional Thoughts on Psalm 101:1-3

Psalm 101:1-3, NIV - "I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life – when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. I will not look with approval on anything … Continue reading Devoted Devotional Thoughts on Psalm 101:1-3

Cracking Open the Gen X Hope Chest

SNL Hall of Fame Profile Pic, sadly minus Mike Myers and Tim Meadows This photo is a National treasure and it needs to be in the Smithsonian. SNL hall of fame, right here, and this picture could be the profile pic. Looking at this photo is almost cracking open the sacred Gen X hope chest. … Continue reading Cracking Open the Gen X Hope Chest

Shrewd Wisdom and Hatred of Evil

“I, wisdom, share a home with shrewdness and have knowledge and discretion. To fear the Lord is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:12-13‬, CSB‬‬ Here in verse 12, there is a direct connection with wisdom and being shrewd. I can’t get past this idea of delaying gratification and … Continue reading Shrewd Wisdom and Hatred of Evil

Freedom from Freedom

Satire, not necessarily based on recent events… “I’m convinced four of my neighbors, one on each side of the house, bought more fireworks than the city … each”, he said. He mused, “Neighbors, thank you for the following freedoms bestowed on us by your patronage… Freedom from never having to buy fireworks for myself.Freedom from … Continue reading Freedom from Freedom

“Are you who I think you are?” Thoughts on Matthew 11:3‭-‬6

“Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached … Continue reading “Are you who I think you are?” Thoughts on Matthew 11:3‭-‬6

The Tender Love of “Abba” Father God

“Confirm what you said to your servant, for it produces reverence for you.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:38‬ Maybe you think you’ve heard from God in the middle of a confusing time and/or a season of potentially deep sadness. Maybe. Psalm 119:38 is a reminder to ask God to confirm what you think He’s telling you. Doing so will … Continue reading The Tender Love of “Abba” Father God

Great Wealth in a Thin Wallet

“A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?”Ecclesiastes‬ ‭2:24-25 To say Solomon acquired great wealth as King of Israel would be an understatement. Just a few … Continue reading Great Wealth in a Thin Wallet

ENOUGH – Thoughts on John 6:29

“Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.’” ‭‭John‬ ‭6:29‬ No singular work has any value in God’s eyes outside of believing in the singular life of Christ. If Jesus’ sinless life and death were enough to satisfy the Father’s unrelenting demand of personal holiness as a … Continue reading ENOUGH – Thoughts on John 6:29