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Fret Not Yourself

Posted: 13th January 2010 by johndriver in !$categories$!

Psalm 37 is riddled with the wisdom to “fret not yourself” (ESV). Oh man, are we not a generation of “self-fretters”? The most important aspect of our lives are . . . well, our lives themselves. Our dreams. Our fears. Our security. We are intoxicated with a drink that has had plenty of time to [...]

Basic Training

Posted: 12th January 2010 by johndriver in !$categories$!

January 11th, 2010 Within my tenure as a minister, I have had the honor of seeing several young men enlist in the military.  This past Sunday, our church honored a young man who is now experiencing basic training at Parris Island.  When he emerges from the experience, he will be thinner.  Sharper.  More sober.  Equipped. He [...]

Inconsistent Consistency

Posted: 11th January 2010 by johndriver in !$categories$!

January 11th, 2010 This past week marked the second full year that I have been running and working out every week.  I don’t say that to boast; I say it because no one thinks it is less probable than myself.  I never would have thought that I could sustain something like this for this amount [...]

Patience: To Have and To Hold

Posted: 16th December 2009 by johndriver in !$categories$!

December 16th, 2009 If you ask me, the first few verses of the book of James is absolute madness.  Don’t judge me just yet; here, read it. “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [...]

November 20th, 2009 As quickly as the first year of Sadiedom passed, the second year fell into full swing.  The changes seemed to accelerate . . . something I thought impossible.  One of the most enjoyable changes had less to do with Sadie’s age and more to do with the acquisition of a new toy [...]

November 18th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:15-18 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned [...]

The Daily Thread Strikes Back

Posted: 16th November 2009 by johndriver in !$categories$!

November 16th, 2009 Hello, my fine blog follower!  I write to you today to let you know of some changes that are about to take place with The Daily Thread.  You may have noticed that I haven’t written as much lately.  This is due to multiple reasons.  First of all, I have finished the first [...]

October 21st, 2009 Today marks number fifty-two in The Chronicles of Sadie.  When I set out, my goal was to capture and reflect upon enough events and observations in Sadie’s first year that I and others could have one for every week of the year.  Therefore, I find it appropriate to write today about the [...]

October 19th, 2009 About three weeks before we celebrated Sadie’s first birthday, we embarked upon another “first” of epic proportions: her first vacation to the beach.  Saddling up the SUV with every possession that we owned along with some that I had no recollection of purchasing, we hit the road a’runnin’.  Oh and photos will [...]

October 16th, 2009 In the first year, mobility is the key indicator of what stage of development your baby is in.  Sure, cognitive responses, motor skills, and verbal responses are all very important, but no other factor changes the very culture of your home as mobility. The first couple of weeks are pieces of cake [...]