Do You Need Me to Make This Decision for You?

“ Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” Proverbs 19:20 (NIV)   We watched Manchester at the Sea yesterday.  While I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone (there is quite a bit of profanity and mature audience subjects), it was a thought provoking movie.  However, IContinue reading “Do You Need Me to Make This Decision for You?”

Another Lesson I Learned from the Sand Dunes

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)   I spoke last time that every year my family goes on a special vacation to Traverse City, Michigan.  WeContinue reading “Another Lesson I Learned from the Sand Dunes”

Cherished, Not Just Loved – Part II

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV)   I spoke last time about how God allowed me to marry someone who knows how to cherish me,Continue reading “Cherished, Not Just Loved – Part II”

Cherished, Not Just Loved – Part I

Cherish: protect and care for (someone) lovingly; hold (something) dear Love: an intense feeling of deep affection; feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).  Google dictionary   I’ve been happily married for over 18 years to my best friend and we dated for two years prior to that.  We started out as friendsContinue reading “Cherished, Not Just Loved – Part I”

Putting the Responsibility on God Where It Belongs

“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the MasterContinue reading “Putting the Responsibility on God Where It Belongs”

Start Small, But Start Now

“Diligently keep the words of this Covenant. Do what they say so that you will live well and wisely in every detail.” Deuteronomy 29:9 (The Message)   At the very first (and only) writer’s conference I attended over five years ago, I remember hearing some sage wisdom I took to heart.  We were told toContinue reading “Start Small, But Start Now”