Category Archives: Daily Thoughts

Organization Can’t Solve Every Problem

I misplace things pretty regularly and I have little patience with me when I do. This makes for a volatile combination. I fuss and fume at myself for being careless as I hurriedly search for something I’m always a day late discovering I need! How many cumulative hours have I wasted throughout the course ofContinue Reading

Life isn’t a beach but we can be high and dry!

Life isn’t a beach, it’s more like an ocean, with it’s up and down motion. During those exhilarating times when our tide comes in, rich resources come with it, along with the unique challenges that are part of living faithfully in a time of great blessing. But when it ebbs, and it always does, itContinue Reading

2010 . . . Again??

The following is a page from yesterday’s journal entry. I offer it to you not as any great literary piece but because we are called to take stock of where we are, where we have been and where we are headed. Beginning 2010. . . am I any different than in 2009 or just older?Continue Reading

Zeke knows what it takes to win!

(A sleepy eyed but happy Zeke on Christmas morning 2008) Our oldest grandson, Zeke, has an intensity about him that seems vaguely familiar. He attempts everything with an exuberance that is either admirable or challenging, depending upon which side of his parenting fence you are on. Related to things he is interested in, he isContinue Reading

Exposed . . .more talk than walk

Conviction comes from the most unexpected sources. While reading a book entitled “Stand–A Call for the Endurance of the Saints” by John Piper/Justin Taylor, I came face to face with this quote: “Many people say they want to write a book. What they really want is to have written a book. Talking about writing aContinue Reading

The Summers of Life

As I watched three of my grandkids (Celeste-11, Mariah-13, Zeke-6) play together on the shore of one of our Missouri lakes one short week ago, I thought about the summer seasons of life. How free it feels to shed the jeans and jackets and put on shorts and sandals once again! We feel lighter, likeContinue Reading

There Is This Thing Called “Humility”

Some of you read the title of this post and wondered if you could bear anything about such a dated topic. Indeed one rarely, if ever, hears this word used in today’s world. I don’t know about you but whenever I rediscover an aspect of character so under-represented, it peaks my interest! Maybe here isContinue Reading

A Scared Little Chicken & The Dog Next Door

We raise chickens because we like fresh, organic eggs, offered the way God designed them to be. For those who have yet to experience an egg in it’s “natural environment,” I hate to be the bearer of bad news . . .but it won’t be the first time! The bleached white, uniform eggs most ofContinue Reading

Many Words . . . Taming the Wild Things!

Words are wild unless God is in control!Continue Reading

God’s Truth is Transcendent!

2 Timothy 2:8-9 is Paul’s exhortation to his protégé, Timothy. “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.” (NASB) In essence Paul says, “I might be chained but remember thereContinue Reading