Posts Tagged ‘faith’

August 10th, 2009 I suppose that it happened somewhere in the vicinity of Sadie’s sixth or seventh month . . . I don’t really remember the exact moment.  All I remember is that it was a bit disheartening for me because I realized that once we had crossed this most crucial point in her life, [...]

July 30th, 2009 I will never forget the amazing realization that the little person who just literally emerged from my wife’s belly was, in appearance, the combination of Laura and I.  I know, I know . . . that’s an obvious observation to everyone else.  Of course Sadie would look like us.  However, I think [...]

July 24th, 2009 I sing.  All the time.  With our without reason.  Music is the backdrop of my life.  It’s like there’s a score being played in the background of my daily details.  When I do something right, the orchestra swells into a positive exposition of flowing major movements and beautifully-structured arpeggios.  When I lose [...]

July 9th, 2009 I don’t necessarily remember that exact time that it happened, but when Sadie began turning on the smiles, life changed around the Driver household . . . yet again.  That little toothless grin turned me into Daddy-fondue . . . cheesy, melted, and ready for finger-wrapping.   Baby-smiling isn’t as simple of [...]

December 19th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 24 (NLT)  24 The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled;       the hopes of the godly will be granted.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Fear is a powerful thing.  It motivates.  It cripples.  Some face their fears; others run from them.  As a youth pastor for [...]

December 18th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 23 (NLT) 23 Doing wrong is fun for a fool,       but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Fun.  A word that has taken our society by storm over the past sixty or seventy years.  Fun has become the name of [...]

December 12th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 18 (NLT) 18 Hiding hatred makes you a liar;       slandering others makes you a fool.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead The hardest thing to swallow about the Christian faith is the constant rerouting of life’s issues to the heart. The teachings of Jesus constantly dealt with [...]

November 11th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 8: 22-31 (NLT)  22 “The Lord formed me from the beginning,       before he created anything else.  23 I was appointed in ages past,       at the very first, before the earth began.  24 I was born before the oceans were created,       before the springs bubbled forth their waters.  25 Before the mountains were formed,       before [...]

November 10th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 8: 18-21 (NLT)  18 I have riches and honor,       as well as enduring wealth and justice.  19 My gifts are better than gold, even the purest gold,       my wages better than sterling silver!  20 I walk in righteousness,       in paths of justice.  21 Those who love me inherit wealth.       I will fill their [...]