Grow Where You Are Planted

Grow Where You Are Planted

A couple of years ago, my wife planted plants in our backyard. Because the massive oak tree creates so much shade, most of the plants didn’t grow. One of the plants she transplanted to the front yard, and it exploded. Now we have to figure out how to prune it back and...
Have You Heard Correctly?

Have You Heard Correctly?

My wife told me to get my hearing checked the other day. It seems like I am not hearing what anyone in the house is saying. It would have nothing to do with being glued to my iPad or anything like that. When we are distracted, it reduces our ability to hear. Jesus...
When Others Wrong You

When Others Wrong You

The story of Joseph is surreal if you were to put it in today’s context. He was sold into slavery, falsely accused and thrown into prison, and promoted to Prime Minister of Egypt to save the people from famine. That wouldn’t just make a Hollywood movie. It...
A Prayer to Protect You

A Prayer to Protect You

My teenage daughter just started driving. One of the joys of parenting has been teaching her, but letting her go on her own has been more difficult than I imagined. When she is driving, I am not able to protect her. I worry about her getting into an accident. I have...
Don’t Quench the Spirit

Don’t Quench the Spirit

One of the best things about camping is the campfire late at night after a full day of hiking. Sitting around and reminiscing about old times or telling stories makes the trip memorable. Putting that fire out when everyone is ready to go to bed can be challenging....