A Blessing in Disguise

Getting Older

"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day."(2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV) "The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair." (Proverbs 20:29 ESV) I was watching a...

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One Ornery Puppy

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." (James 1:12 ESV)It was a cold, Winter’s day. Even with clear skies and the sun shining down the...

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A Bag of Groceries

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 NIV)“Five carts deep again,” I groaned. I was back at the grocery store again trying to pick up another week’s worth of groceries...

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Happy New Year!

"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19 NKJ)"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord shine his face upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his counteance upon you and give you peace."...

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Glorious Hard Times

"All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely." (1 Corinthians 13:12b NLT)"So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient...

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A Hole in My Heart

My older brother and I shared a common bit of philosophy. We agreed that any years granted us beyond a certain given age would simply be icing on the cake, and death at any point thereafter should not be viewed as a great tragedy. We felt that our life up to that...

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A Way Out

"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." (1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV)"Then the...

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