Above all, love– Or: How not to get people to join your gym

Above all, love– Or: How not to get people to join your gym

When your wife gets home and you ask how it went and her reply is, “Terrible, I cried the whole way home.” … the right thing to do is hug her.  Thank you, God, that I have a husband who knows this.

Have you ever stepped out to do something that was out of your comfort zone, hoping that you’d be rewarded for your courage only to be shot down?  Yeah.  That.  I’m not talking about outright personal rejection, just something going in a generally sucky way.

Burnout

Burnout

No one is immune to burnout. It sometimes comes on the heels of our greatest achievements. Case in point is the legendary prophet, Elijah. After a great victory, a threat was made on his life, and this mighty prophet spiraled downward into depression.

Saving black lives where they’re most at risk…in the womb

Saving black lives where they’re most at risk…in the womb

The men at our church have a monthly men’s breakfast and my husband is in charge of finding videos to watch and discuss with the group.  Often, I get to preview them with him, and sometimes come across a gem like this that I end up using myself to teach with.

It’s called Black Genocide in 21st Century America.  And this video was so thought-provoking and moving that I used it to teach a women’s class, showed it at the Family Camp we attend and it was the basis of the class I taught at the teen youth camp this summer.

A Promise

 A Promise

God made a promise to King David that you can "go to the bank on," so to speak. When his mortal life was done, he would join in the common lot of all who went before him: the grave. But, a special descendant would one day assume David's throne, and there would be no end to His perfect rule and reign.

Shining our Light

Shining our Light

Today a Compact Florescent bulb is rated at 6,000 hours.... if you use it as per their guidelines.  LED lights are said to last up to 50,000 hours.

Before 1924 an incandescent light bulb would last 1,500 to 2,000 hours.  However in 1924 the Phoebus cartel decided that it would be better to shorten that lifespan to 1,000 hours.  The light bulb companies would send in samples to a laboratory in Switzerland for verification.  If they lasted too long or too short they would pay a fine.

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How do you repay someone who saved your child’s life?

How do you repay someone who saved your child’s life?

Allie is a former neighbor and my boys’ favorite babysitter.  She is the kind of young lady who would, every once in awhile, refuse payment, saying, “I just want to bless you.”  Her ‘magic’ tricks kept the boys completely mesmerized.  (I’m pretty sure this involved her hiding things behind her back and pulling them out with flourish, but what do I know?)  My boys are teenagers now, older than Allie was when she babysat them.

And we owe her a debt of gratitude we can never repay.  You see, my youngest son is here because of Allie.

Loving the Lord

Loving the Lord

If asked to give one reason as to why you love the LORD your God, what would it be? Perhaps this would be your answer:

"I love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live." (Psalm 116.1-2)

The Works of the Lord

The Works of the Lord

Sir Isaac Newton is regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all times. This epitaph was written concerning him: "Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night; God said 'Let Newton be' and all was light." This brilliant scientist and theologian was a student of what God had made, and was a testimony to this truth:
"Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them." (Psalm 111.2)

Deepen your faith and have fun: Learn how Biblical holidays point to Christ

Deepen your faith and have fun: Learn how Biblical holidays point to Christ

his was one of the best things our family ever did.

We began studying this as part of our homeschooling, and turned into a whole family study that we invited friends and extended family to join us in.  I’ve even used this material in a women’s Bible study at church.

The Wish

The Wish

You've likely heard the fictitious story of Aladdin's lamp and the three wishes. There is a true story of not three, but one request, offered to Solomon by God.
"In that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, 'Ask what I shall give you.' " (2 Chronicles 1.7)