Christ, Who hath Enabled Me, Putting Me into the Ministry

“Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.” –Romans 7:12 I was reading this morning the words of Paul, a man who though he had always thought of himself as God’s servant, finally realized his righteousness was … CLICK to continue…

Something for the Children #20: Hopeless, Old Shoes

old shoes

Hopeless, Old Shoes This week, I was in town and decided to drop off a small load of things to be recycled.  I pulled our van into the lane by all the truck-trailer-sized bins and got out.  First, I climbed … CLICK to continue…

Just Share!

I came across a cute, inspirational video online the other day. The basic message was that we all have something worth sharing–that the ideas that seem so obvious to our own minds may be nothing short of amazing to someone … CLICK to continue…

Something for the Children #19: Bits of Love

stir-fry with a small heart-shaped onion

Bits of Love We all know that we live in a world where not all things are good. There are bad things, too.  A lot of things have gone wrong because of sin–thorns and pinchers and poisonous plants, to name … CLICK to continue…

Hasten Home This Week: Little Brother’s Gift

small dirt clod on a child's open hand

Well, this week presented plenty more sunshiny opportunities to get some practice in with my new camera.  One of my favorite ways to fit the time in is to take a leisurely walk down our long driveway with my children. … CLICK to continue…

Does God Delight in Misery?

Dirt Feet by Michael Douglas Bramwell 2009 (Creative Commons Attribution license) - flickr.com

In response to a recent post from the Hasten Home blog, a serious question was presented.  It is a question that it seems is not all that uncommon and which certainly deserves an answer.  The question is namely this: “Doesn’t God … CLICK to continue…