Posts Tagged ‘fear’

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 [...]

October 5th, 2009 Sleep is the key to parental sanity, or at least that has been the case for us.  By about five weeks into this crazy process, Sadie Bell began sleeping through the night  . . . which meant that Mommy and Daddy did to.  I don’t know about you, but being tired transforms [...]

September 21st, 2009 Some aspects of parenting a newborn were simplistic.  Simply put, she slept eighteen hours every day . . . and when she slept, she slept hard!  You could drive a Mack truck towing a carnival ride through the living room and she wouldn’t stir . . . well, so I theorize. Since [...]

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 16th, 2009 (NOTE: the link to the MP3 is in the body of this story- keep reading) I’m a bit wordy, if you haven’t noticed.  Verbosity is both my strength and my vice.  Laura always says that I use two-hundred words to say what could have been said in twenty.  She’s right . . [...]

June 30th, 2009 It has been many moons since I have sojourned with you all here in the world of The Daily Thread.  That’s summer, I suppose.  Heading to camp with the a huge number of the greatest students in the world.  A week with my whole family at the beach.  A varied multiplicity 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 9th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 13-14 (NLT) 13 Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding,       but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod.  14 Wise people treasure knowledge,       but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead In May of 1994, then eighteen [...]

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 [...]