Lost Sons, Deserts, and Sick Wives

February 8, 2012


Whom do you really depend on when times get tough? In Genesis 21 Abraham is both elated and distraught.  Abraham is over-joyed because he now has a son with his wife, Sarah, making good on the covenant that God made with him.  However, because Sarah observed Ishmael mocking Isaac during a great feast, she demands […]

100 Words

February 1, 2012


One thing I love about the Bible is that I don’t have to read that much to be challenged to become a better man.  One thing I dislike about the Bible is that I don’t have to read that much to become a better man. In Psalm 15, David  pens just five verses that when […]

David Bowie Was Right – Let’s Dance!

January 25, 2012


I’d like to first start by stating an absolute truth, I’m a weirdo and I do weird things.  I’ll save my list of idiosyncrasies and spare you the entertainment for another time.  However, one aspect of my personality I would like to explore is my love for music and dancing.  The love of music and dancing is […]

Need vs. Want

January 18, 2012


In Genesis 3 we see the first sin.   When I read the Bible this morning I found it interesting that Eve didn’t buckle the first time Satan tempted her.  In the garden the serpent asked Eve, “Did God really say,’You must not eat from any tree in the garden?'”  Eve replied correctly that she […]

Heavy Lifting

December 24, 2011


This Christmas I am celebrating the birth of Jesus with my wife’s family in Arizona which is a little weird since the high temp for today should be in the upper 60s as opposed to my usual cold and white Christmases of the freezing Midwest.  I think I will decorate a few cacti while working […]

South African Pizza?

November 25, 2011


Sitting in my bed at the Shoes House I realize that my body has adjusted to the frigid evenings.  I used to depend on the electric blanket on its highest setting to be able to get comfortable in bed.  Now that same electric blanket just makes me sweat!  Today’s PD went very well.  There were […]

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Those Kids Can Sing!

November 23, 2011


Today we were allowed to sleep in what a blessing!  Mama H called last night and said she would pick us up in the late morning and show us the town.  The water is back!  Our team enjoyed a longer than usual devotional time since we didn’t have to rush to school by 7:30 am. […]

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