Posts Tagged ‘love’

September 23rd, 2009 Parenthood is not just about doing things that you’ve never done before, it’s also about not doing things that you would have done before the pitter-patter of little feet hit the floor of your previously non-paternal pad.  In my case, gagging is one thing that I seldom do now . . . [...]

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 [...]

May 24th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 12 (NLT) 12 There is a path before each person that seems right,       but it ends in death.    Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Paths are a bit of a theme for me recently; in fact, it’s pretty strange how often this topic is raising its head [...]

March 16th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 2 (NLT) 2 Wise words will win you a good meal,       but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Ah, food!  Now here’s a topic I can really sink my creative teeth into.  Though I am smaller in size these days [...]

February 2nd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 29 (NLT)  29 Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind.       The fool will be a servant to the wise.     Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Colloquialisms are often stated with little thought of their implications in reality. One in the hand is worth [...]

December 15th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 19 (NLT) 19 Too much talk leads to sin.       Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead When Laura and I first became interested in each other, I had a feeling that it was going to be more than just a shallow [...]

December 8th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 12 (NLT) 12 Hatred stirs up quarrels,       but love makes up for all offenses.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Love stories . . . we’ve all heard them.  Boy meets girl.  Girl likes boy.  Boy meets girl’s daddy.  Girl’s daddy intimidates boy to the point that [...]

November 12th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 8: 32-36 (NLT)  32 “And so, my children, listen to me,       for all who follow my ways are joyful.  33 Listen to my instruction and be wise.       Don’t ignore it.  34 Joyful are those who listen to me,       watching for me daily at my gates,       waiting for me outside my home!  35 For whoever [...]

November 7th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 8: 17 (NLT) 17 “I love all who love me.       Those who search will surely find me.”   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Love.  Makes us crazy.  Makes the world go round.  Makes our stomach churn.  Makes us angry.  Makes us blind.   There are many cultural colloquialisms [...]

October 17th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 6: 16-19 (NLT)  16 There are six things the Lord hates—       no, seven things he detests:  17 haughty eyes,       a lying tongue,       hands that kill the innocent,  18 a heart that plots evil,       feet that race to do wrong,  19 a false witness who pours out lies,       a person who sows discord in a [...]