Posts Tagged ‘truth’

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 [...]

October 7th, 2009 The fourth week of parenthood found Laura and I still running on the fumes of the emotional slip-n-slide of bringing home the baby.  We were somewhat accustomed to our new life, but everything rapidly changed everyday.  Sadie seemed to grow right before our very eyes and we were just happy to be [...]

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 [...]

June 3rd, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 14 (NLT)  14 Backsliders get what they deserve;       good people receive their reward.    Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead No one likes to think about it, but it affects us all each and everyday.  The “it” in question?  That would be the direct correlation between our actions [...]

June 1st, 2009  Focus Text: Proverbs 14:13 (NLT) 13 Laughter can conceal a heavy heart,       but when the laughter ends, the grief remains.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead At first glance, this particular passage can be a bit unnerving.  Why?  Because we love to champion the verses of scripture that deal with the [...]

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 [...]

March 20th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 5 (NLT) 5 The godly hate lies;       the wicked cause shame and disgrace.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Cats don’t do water.  Guys don’t do scrapbooking.  Eskimos don’t do tanning beds.  Sumo wrestlers don’t do diets.  Race car drivers don’t do speed limits.  Vanderbilt fans don’t [...]

February 27th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 17-19 (NLT)  17 An honest witness tells the truth;       a false witness tells lies.  18 Some people make cutting remarks,       but the words of the wise bring healing.  19 Truthful words stand the test of time,       but lies are soon exposed.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead The lack [...]

January 5th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 1 (NLT) 1 The Lord detests the use of dishonest scales,       but he delights in accurate weights.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead As a runner, I have become very familiar with the ideas of distance and endurance.  Unlike any other sport, running requires one to concentrate on [...]

December 2nd, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 8 (NLT) 8 The wise are glad to be instructed,       but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Multitasking is the new skill of merit in our culture.  I’ve been known to safely carry on a phone conversation while eating a [...]