Ugh! I got a speeding ticket today! I haven’t gotten a ticket in YEARS (like 10, probably)! This sucks. We’ve already been stressing a bit about money, since we’re now paying rent plus our mortgage payment on the house we can’t seem to sell in Tennessee. And now this! I cried…and not to try to […]
“In the happy moments, PRAISE GOD. In the difficult moments, SEEK GOD. In the quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. In the painful moments, TRUST GOD. And, in every moment, THANK GOD.” This is from an extraordinary interview with Rick Warren (pastor and author) by Paul Bradshaw. The interview itself is apparently a few years old, but […]
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:6-7
Today’s sermon discussed to the transformation of Saul of Tarsus into Paul the Apostle and Paul’s own account that “God apprehended me.” The pastor asked “Has God busted into your life?” Good question; well, has He?
I heard this morning that Point of Grace is going to release a country CD. A local radio station previewed one of their songs and one line in particular stood out to me: “make peace with God and yourself because in the end there’s no one else.” Something to think about.
My grandmother is an interesting character. She’s about 80 years old and, as Bryan likes to point out, is “sharp as a tack.” And she has the memory of an elephant, which is sort of funny since she collects elephant figurines, knick-knacks and the like. At most of my visits, she’ll sit in her comfy […]
I heard a song on the radio today for the first time but I don’t think it’s new. It’s called “Little Girl” by John Michael Montgomery. Listen/watch here. It may or may not make you cry, but it will definitely make you think.
Today, I hurt The Girl’s feelings. Unfortunately, it’s not the first time that’s happened and it, most assuredly, won’t be the last. You see, The Girl is a very, very sensitive little girl. I, on the other hand, have a tendency to not be very sensitive at all (though I hate to throw out the […]
I’ve said it before but this is one of the best worship songs, in my opinion. Have a listen: Hillsong’s “Mighty To Save”. Praise God!
We visited a methodist church today and one of the songs just hit me; strangely, I don’t think I’d ever heard it before. It’s called “In the Blink of an Eye” by Mercy Me. Here are the lyrics: You put me here for a reason You have a mission for me You knew my name […]
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” No, these words […]
(of course, for this one, I heard the best performance ever at Bryan’s grandmother’s funeral, because she had asked that it be sung, by Bryan’s uncle’s stepson-in-law; wish I had that on video!)