The other day a friend was telling me about his dad and how he was able to build an entire house by himself. I was impressed... and a little envious of such ability! At one point in the conversation my friend summed up his dad's capability in this area by saying he was a real [...]
Ever since I was a kid I've enjoyed learning about words. I remember when I was in high school my parents gave me a 'word of the day' calendar for Christmas one year -- and I loved it! Also... when I was in college I used to read the dictionary for fun. My wife still [...]
The late Christian author Dallas Willard used to describe grace as being like jet fuel. For example... he used to say that a follower of Christ burns grace like a 747 burns fuel on takeoff. Comparing grace to jet fuel may seem odd... until we remember that God made us to be zealous for good [...]
I have a theory. No, a conviction... ... If God has a unique purpose for our lives and is able to direct our thoughts... ... and, if we're seeking after God and He gives us a vision for how we're to serve Him... ... then we ought to pursue that vision -- even if it's [...]
For years I've made it a practice to write down ideas and the various things God shows me at any given time. For example, in the notebook I'm using now I scribbled this: "It takes no faith to learn something, but you must have faith to obey Christ and follow Him where He is calling [...]
Did you hear about the two farmers that swapped fields because they were both convinced the other had the greener pasture? The next morning they both regretted it... because as they looked at their old property it now looked greener than the field they traded for. Well there's actually a scientific reason for this illusion... [...]
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