Getting to the Heart of the Matter

I Samuel 16:7:  “…The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (NIV) My kids are always joking that when I eventually die (hopefully not for a long, long time), they will remember me as someone who loved coffee.  OneContinue reading “Getting to the Heart of the Matter”

Corn versus Cucumbers

Matthew 23:12: “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” I realized something this past weekend.  Corn stalks look strong, like a tree trunk, but in actuality, they are really quite weak.  The littlest amount of pressure can either bend them, or completely break them off. That got meContinue reading “Corn versus Cucumbers”

Fourth of July Fun

Outdoor picnics, S’mores cooked on a bonfire, camping outside, and staying up late to catch fireflies.  Playing games outside with family, having a cookout, and letting the kids use sparklers before the promise of the big show of fireworks later at night.  Sitting around reminiscing about old times, watching movies, and a shorter workweek.  TheseContinue reading “Fourth of July Fun”