HOPE

“Plunging deeper into faith can mean swimming in some choppy waters. Our fallen world is filled with storms and difficulties. But deepening discipleship involves a deepening of our commitment to the Lord regardless of circumstances or comfort.” “Our focal verse is Job’s affirmation that his decision was not based on circumstances.  He would follow the…

Scripture Challenge: 2 SAMUEL — “Not for the Faint of Heart”

Murder, war, adultery, rape, and betrayal.  Sounds like a television show… One that I wouldn’t want to watch because it would probably be rated “R”, yet here I am, reading through the book of 2 Samuel, and I am a bit overwhelmed at the gory details. Most of the time when we study the life…

I Like it Better When You’re Nice

I am not even tempted to use foul language. Commonly used words that are not even considered curse words (like stupid or crap) are offensive to me, but just because I choose to eliminate certain words from my vocabulary doesn’t mean that I’m exempt from the implication of this passage. They say that confession is…

What To Do With All That Zucchini…?

Thanks to my daughter-in-law’s sweet grandfather (who is 86 years old and keeps a GIANT garden!), I inherited this GYNORMOUS ZUCCHINI!  It measured a whopping 16 inches tall, and was about 6 inches across!  I happen to love fresh garden vegetables, and zucchini is one of those that I typically prefer just steamed or stir-fried,…

Bring it On!

This is a post I wrote for http://contagiousjoy4him.com/ Abraham Lincoln said: “He never asked us to do something great.” (After being asked, “What did you think of the sermon, Mr. President?”) Paul said, “For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” [Phil. 1:21] Jesus said, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be…

To the Mountains!

Spending time in the mountains can be a dream come true for those of us that live in the flat-lands.  (I’ve only ever lived in Illinois and Texas)  I can vividly remember seeing the mountains for the very first time.  I was an adult, and it was a ski trip to  Colorado Springs, CO.  I actually…

Confessions of a Romantic

On a whim I started to title this post, “Whatever Happened to Romance”, and accidentally sent an empty post– with only the title (oops!), before I realized that it might be a bad idea, since my husband has been blogging with the same title, http://dougmunton.com/2013/07/24/whatever-happened-to-sunday-school/ and http://dougmunton.com/2013/07/18/whatever-happened-to-discipleship/. I decided it would be too funny! …and…