Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! – Proverbs 6:6
It started about two months ago during the drought: an unrelenting parade of tiny ants in our master bathroom. They first were there for water, so when rainy season started, I expected them to find their way back outside, where they could eat and drink to their (more…)
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance.—Colossians 3:23-24
It’s easy to get fixated on serving a man instead of serving God.
You see it all the time: People leave a church to follow a departing pastor or follow one to a new (more…)
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. – Galatians 6:9-10
One week. That’s the amount of time that passed between our youngest son’s premature (more…)
The King will answer and say to them, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”—Matthew 25:40
True Christianity looks much different from the sanitized pop-culture religion we have fabricated. It is hands-on and messy, unpredictable, colorless and borderless. It is (more…)
When my boys were little, one of them had a toy called Stretch Armstrong. And yes, Stretch stretched, across the room, down the hallway, from the top bunk to the bottom—until my son broke him. We put a colorful bandage on Stretch’s leg, and stretched Stretch less after that.
We all eventually find our breaking point when we’re overextended. Lately I’ve wondered (more…)