Posts Tagged ‘trust’

February 1st, 2010 A golfing great, I am not.  In fact, I’m not even in the top ten.  I’m not as hopeless at the game as I once was, but I can still see the “hopeless green” from the “pretty-much-hopeless tee box” where I now stand.  Golf is a bitter friend of mine whom I seldom visit, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

August 3rd, 2009 There are many theories about newborns that were quickly debunked when Sadie’s presence cascaded into our life.  I’ve already written about many of them at length.  The fact that little babies don’t crumble to pieces in your arms.  The truth about the inner monologue going on in their little heads.  The magnitude [...]

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 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 . . [...]

April 21st, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 13: 24 (NLT)  24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children.       Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead A passage like this immediately stirs the waters of controversy in our culture today.  We want to strike [...]

January 30th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 28 (NLT)  28 Trust in your money and down you go!       But the godly flourish like leaves in spring.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Economic recessions.  Global downturns.  Negative financial trends.  We certainly are no strangers to these themes.  When money issues arise, the world reacts. [...]

December 17th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 22 (NLT & Amplified)  (New Living Translation)  22 The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich,       and he adds no sorrow with it. (Amplified Version) 22The blessing of the Lord–it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].   Stop Here and [...]

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 [...]