Enduring vs Enjoying

All things are meant to be either endured or enjoyed. They are opposite sides of the same mountain. The dark hard path of endurance is hidden from any good light and an endless number of obstacles. Enjoyment is the sunny side of the mountain in a green cloak and pierced with peaceful streams. It is … Continue reading Enduring vs Enjoying

“You’ve lost weight.”

"You've Lost Weight." Have you ever heard this? It's kind of a bold thing for someone to say because it involves an observation about your body. Whether you were trying to lose weight or not, someone noticed your figure being more slender than it was before. Losing weight can be a good thing and a … Continue reading “You’ve lost weight.”

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

“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

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