Tag: discipleship

Feeling Like Job/Scripture Challenge: Job

No parent wants to give their child a start in life that says, “I know this name brings to mind someone not so pleasant, but… I’m gonna name my baby this anyway, because I really like it.”  It is pretty rare to hear of a new baby that’s been named JOB, which means “persecuted, hated”… or ICHABOD, “no…

The Prodigal in the Pew

Wow.  The preacher steps on your toes and doesn’t even apologize… He doesn’t need to, really–it’s not his fault that the Truth comes, walks straight down that aisle… right into the pew. It’s a common story, really.  The Prodigal Son:   ~demands his “rights” ~runs from home ~lives for himself ~squanders his resources ~ends up…

I Assure You, I’m “OK”

Am I?  Really?  What does that even mean, anyway?  OK.  I wonder about these things sometimes… What does “OK” even mean?  Why do we use the letters “O” and “K”?  Here’s what Webster says: OK  adverb or adjective \ō-ˈkā, in assenting or agreeing also ˈō-ˌkā\ : fairly good : not very good or very bad : acceptable or…

When Somebody “Busts Your Bubble”…

What do you do? Do you… Quit? Throw a fit? Lash out? Stomp and pout? It happens.  Sometimes intentional and other times not so much.  Maybe not at all intentional, but still just as painful. This one wasn’t so much painful for me, just sobering.  AND, this one was completely unintentional, I’m sure of it.

Life Out of Focus

I’m a photographer wannabe. I’ve never owned a really good camera, so playing around with my iPhone, Adobe Photoshop, Picasa, and iPhone Apps like Instagram and A Beautiful Mess keep me satisfied… for the time being. I’ve considered buying a more complicated camera, but every time I do, I talk myself out of spending the…

Scripture Challenge Recap: Genesis-2 Kings

I realize that not all of my readers are following the Scripture Challenge that I started last year, but it’s a new year and time to get busy memorizing! Even if you didn’t commit to memorizing a passage from every book of the Bible, why not pick a few of these verses and challenge yourself…

2 KINGS: The God of Angel Armies

When I first read this verse, the thought that came to mind was, “I don’t really have any enemies…” I know they are real–those people that hate you just because you call yourself a Christian.  There are those who absolutely despise those of us who believe that Jesus is the only way of salvation, but I personally…