Tag: growth

Daily Reads 09.16.2019

Listening to songs for our daughter’s wedding and painting my son-in-law’s (to be) house to my daughter’s playlist, one song kept popping up. “More Like Love” by Ben Rector is a story of moving from the desire to be famous to the… Read More

Daily Reads 09.15.2019

Read: Philippians 1:9-10 Paul says it very plainly here. As we grow in love (for one another), understanding (of God’s mysterious plan) and knowledge (of God and his ways), we will know what really matters. All of this results in pure and… Read More

Daily Reads 09.12.2019

Today’s post is not spiritual or theological. It’s just downright practical. We face the question every day, “What really matters?” Read: Philippians 4:6-13 I came home from an all day event to find that my freezer was not working. The contents were… Read More

Daily Reads 09.11.2019

Read: Philippians 1:6, 2:12-13 It matters that the work God is doing in you is his initiative, his project. Let’s read that verse again: And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until… Read More

Does this matter?

In 2006, Dave and I undertook the arduous task of building a house. It was our second go around, but this time it was different. We built our forever home! There are so many choices and decisions to make when building. It… Read More

Daily Reads 09.09.2019

Read: Philippians 1:10 Do you ever begin your day, your week by wondering what really matters in life? I do. Paul’s words in this verse stood out to me. His concern was that the people he wrote to understood what really matters…. Read More

Daily Reads 09.08.2019

Read: Psalm 40 This psalm speaks to me of life as it is every day. We encounter trouble along the way, but God is there to walk with us. And his work in our lives brings forth praise in others. When we… Read More

Daily Reads 09.07.2019

Read: Psalm 40:1-3 I have a psychologist friend. He said he never wants to work harder than a client for change. You see, sometimes we see the change that needs to happen but we don’t want to work for it. What about… Read More

Daily Reads 09.05.2019

Maturity. What does that mean? Returning to the writer’s admonitions in Hebrews 6:1-4, it seems maturity means we are confident in the basic. Repenting from evil deeds, placing our faith in God, baptism, the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment are… Read More

Simon says…change your thinking

A friend and I decided to check out the local shopping opportunities and while on the way, we chatted about life, kids, family, jobs – you know, the usual friendly chatter. Somewhere in the conversation, my friend shared an encounter she had… Read More