Give them Perspective. Our daughter Lindsey’s birthday party is always interesting. One year she requested that no one bring presents. Then she gave each attendee a present, instead of receiving presents. This year, she invited us to her 1980’s birthday party. I dressed as Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) from the 1984 to 1989 TV series … Continue reading Are You Biased?
Give them a Covering. I had this brilliant idea to round up all our leaves, mulch them, let the mulch kill weeds close to the tree trunks, and hold moisture to help the trees make it through summer. My idea was to put the chipper by the tree trunk, use the leaf blower to blow … Continue reading Are You Falling?
Give Them Hospitality. Kathy at work recommended the book “A Man Called Ove” to me. I don’t make much time for pleasure reading, but this book was so inviting, I read it fairly quickly. Rather, Carey and I read it together so we could share it. We took turns reading the book out loud - … Continue reading Are You Hospitable?
Give them Love.. My wife Carey is much smarter than I am, but sings the wrong words with almost every secular song she sings. I don’t know if she heard secular songs wrong the first time, just didn’t pay attention, or knew they had little spiritual value. I, on the other hand, have filled my … Continue reading Is Your Love Flowing?
Give them Depth.. Our friend Karen shared her grandparent pass to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter with Carey and me. Both places are in Kentucky, 30-40 minutes from each other. Better yet, Karen came with us and four of our grandkids (age three to ten) on the five to six hour drive. We … Continue reading Do You Believe Deeply?
Give Them Head and Shoulders. I had a motorcycle wreck ten or twelve years ago. Thankfully, it wasn’t much of a wreck as far as motorcycles go. I was in a gravel parking lot, late to a meeting, and used the front brake to slow down. I lost control of the bike and fell on … Continue reading Are You Head and Shoulders Above?
Give Them Something Silly. I think of myself as always having been older than my age. I am the oldest of four and often thought I had to be the best – I had to set the pace for others. And that didn’t involve silliness. Last week Carey and I went to lunch at College … Continue reading Are You Silly?
Give Them Love. I finally finished reading the Bible all the way through for the first time. My hope now is to read the books and chapters He tells me to read, but read them in other translations. And to read as if God is trying to tell me something personal – something that applies … Continue reading Are You a Disciple of Love?
Give Them Something Embarrassing. It’s almost Fall, so it’s time to aerate and seed again. We don’t really try to have our yard perfectly groomed, but we do try to keep it looking nice. Our friend Chandler has a lawn maintenance business (on Facebook at Sod Hopper Complete Lawn Care LLC) and bought a stand … Continue reading Are You Embarrassed?
Give Them Healing. Carey and I have struggled with the whole healing thing. Healing has divided lots of churches and lots of believers. Some say healing only happened in Biblical times. Others say Jesus still heals today – we just have to ask Him. In many circles, praying for someone to be healed is not … Continue reading Are You Healed?