Fleeting Riches and Overburdened Minds

If there is one absolute you can grasp upon, it is this: “Seasons come, seasons they fade away, but the Lord never changes. He is the runway lights in your turbulence. He is that strong gentle voice that your heart longs to hear when your flesh is plugging its ears.”–The Great Plains Poet I have […]

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A Person’s Ultimate Good

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” ― C.S. Lewis God is Love(1 John 4:18). That word love is used 551 times time in the ESV bible. It seems to be a HUGE message that God is trying to get […]

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Cheerios, Coffee, The Bible, Good Cheer: A Recipe For Kicking Off My Day

Crunch, crunch…Chew, chew…Mash, mash, and nosh, nosh were the sounds that broke the silence sitting at my kitchen table one morning. As this day’s breakfast began, I started to masticate my Cheerios with a slow grind that resembled a Holstein chewing the cud. My eyes would glance at the box, down to my bowl, up […]

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Make Your Motive Love

“Words that encourage are inspired by love, not by fear” -Charles R. Swindoll: The Family Of God It is so easy to give a superficial comment or flattery to someone. The effect will be short-lived because those kinds of exhortations don’t last long as they have no motive of love for the other person. The […]

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Standing Between The Soy Beans And The Sorghum

  I was meditating today on the verse: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,” Ephesians 5:25 I was brought back to a time when I first met my wife. We fell in love, and we made the decision to make a life together back to where […]

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Offer Up A Kind Word

The bible says: “The lips of the righteous feed many..” Proverbs 10:21 Encouragement is so lacking in our time. People see someone fall and out of their mouths, or in the heart, they cry out “Ha, Ha“. Let us not be any longer a people who tear down. Just a little bit of encouragement goes […]

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Bending Towards The Vinedresser’s Hand

One of the ways my wife blessed me during  my recovery was to buy me a bonsai tree. I have wanted one since I saw the movie: “Karate Kid 3”. In that movie Daniel and Mr. Miyagi open a bonsai tree store after Daniel uses his college money to purchase the shop. Inevitably, the bad […]

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