Archive | May, 2015

The Tongue

“The tongue has the power of life and death…” Proverbs 18:21. Scripture makes it clear that the tongue has a great deal of power over or impact on a person. In Proverbs 18:6 explains that “The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.” This verse shows the importance of watching […]

Pride and the Fall

We have all heard it said at one time or another, “Pride comes before a fall.” Very, very true statement. If you have lived at least half your life and if you are honest, at least with yourself, you know this statement is true. Scripture puts it this way in Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goes before […]

I Plan God Laughs

My closet looks like a “train wreck” when I am packing. You could say an organized train wreck. There are piles everywhere! From experience I have learned not to put everything in my suitcase until I have checked it off my list…every pile. You see, if I start putting things in the suitcase as I […]

Reactions Reveal

In my personal experience I have found it is much easier to act like a Christian than to react like one! I can get up after my quiet time and go about my morning and my day. But the challenge, the real challenge that reveals the condition of my heart (my love for Christ and […]

Getting Dirty

Dirty can be good! When our kids came in from outside and were very dirty, even though the dirt might get on the floor, I didn’t mind. I knew they had been playing hard outside! Growing up I remember my dad coming home from work with dirt and red dust on his eyebrows. When he […]

Slow Down

Catching the “rabbit” sometimes means slowing down, not running faster! For the most part I lived the Front 9 of my life in a hurry. When I was going anywhere doing anything, if you can just imagine the pace, there was a “trail of dust” right behind where I had just been. Looking back, I […]

What If?

Do you ever ask yourself “What if?” Sometimes the “What if?” comes because of the sin of omission! That means not doing something that I should have done! For me it could be I refrained from giving a kind word or failing to say thank you. A big one was missing a funeral for the […]