PIT-DIGGERS, WE CAN ALL RELATE!

Have you ever dug a pit or a ditch?  If not, perhaps you’ve watched someone else dig one.  It’s hard work and takes a lot of energy and perseverance to accomplish.  It’s interesting how much effort can be put into making a hole.  There are reasons for holes such as; ditches to drain water, a well to obtain water, a …

HOW TO DISCIPLE–PART TWO: TENDER COMPASSION

Jesus was the perfect disciple maker.  He knew that he needed to put his theology into practice as he reached out to others.  One of the greatest attributes we see in Jesus is tender compassion.  It would be good for us to define those two words. Tender – delicate, soft, or gentle, easily moved to sympathy or compassion, affectionate or …

IT’S FREE…LIFE WITH DAD

My dad doesn’t like green pepper, cucumber, zucchini, basil, or chives.  He likes to eat one tomato each week in the summer, otherwise he doesn’t really want to eat those either.  The interesting part of all of this is my dad has a garden.  In his garden are tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, basil and chives.  I benefit from the …

HOW TO DISCIPLE–PART ONE: PREPARATION

Jesus made disciples while he walked this earth and we can learn from him.  In this series, we’ll look at how Jesus made disciples and how he prepared himself to do that.  We grow in Christ as his disciples when we make changes to be more like him.  We do this by evaluating ourselves in light of Jesus.  Let’s begin …

WHEN I AM WEAK…

Migraines are headaches on steroids.  There doesn’t really seem to be anything that takes them away completely.  You can try to catch it at the onset and have some success with medications, caffeine, or essential oils but these things don’t hold it off for long.  The pain of a migraine takes over your entire body.  It affects your head, stomach, …

“Don’t get old!”…Life with Dad

  My dad’s favorite expression as of late is, “don’t get old”.  He expresses this when he’s having a hard time doing or remembering something or trouble sleeping.  All of these things are facts of life. We can all struggle with the same things even if it’s not to the degree that a 92 year old would.  I think he’s …

SINGLE WOMEN – PART 2 – MIRIAM

Let’s take a look at a single woman from God’s Word.  Her name is Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron.  It would be very difficult to call this woman a victim in her singleness.  God chose Miriam to be one of the leaders of the children of Israel as they left Egypt and their slavery behind. The first time …

SINGLE WOMEN – Part 1

Sharon was a single young lady in the church.  She was in church every time the doors were opened.  She was part of a class of people her age but most of them were beginning to pair off and get married.  It was obvious that she was out of place many times at gatherings being one of the only ones …