Tag: spring

Daily Reads 06.01.2019

This morning I sat down to read, opening to 2 Timothy. I am preparing for a sermon I will preach in a couple of weeks, so I read with extra attentiveness Paul’s words to his friend, Timothy. Read: 2 Timothy 1:1, 12 It strikes me that Paul lived with the end in mind. He was …

Daily Reads 05.31.2019

The strategic planning exercise we participated in at Ashland University challenged me. I had done the same type of activities in other settings, but our instructor simplified it for us. He suggested the process to get from where we are to where we want to be includes three elements: Daily Diversion: We were challenged to …

Daily Reads 05.30.2019

There I sat with a colossal mess! Dave came home and I sheepishly told him that I understood if he was upset. There was no blame coming from me if he was. And I led him to the chaotic mess in our backyard. And he loved it! Not the mess so much, but the idea …

Daily Reads 05.29.2019

A few years ago I attended a conference at Ashland University in Ohio. The presenter gave us a strategic planning exercise to develop our spiritual lives. His first admonition: begin with the end in mind. Soon after we moved into our house, I decided I wanted a fire pit area. Dave was home for lunch …

Spring Clean-up

The focus at our house the last week has been the landscaping. Memorial Day means different things to different people. For some it is graduation, for others a wedding, for others remembering a fallen comrade. For me, it is my deadline to have the landscaping cleaned up and mulched. This spring has been slow in …

Daily Reads 04.24.2019

“This is extremely satisfying,” my friend said as we pulled together massive amounts of leaves gathered in the landscaping. “It’s hard work, but gratifying!” The same can be said for eliminating debris in my heart. It is hard work, but so satisfying. Read: Galatians 6:9 Don’t give up! The effort you give to living a …