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?
Give Them a New Mind. Someone must have dropped off the dog I found in my driveway one recent Friday. He was well groomed, in good health, well behaved, and had no collar. He looked like an English Setter mix and was still a puppy - he hadn’t grown into his paws yet. He was … Continue reading Do You Have It Backwards?
Give them Faith.. Carey and I are still reading the Bible all way through. Do you know how, every now and then, a Bible verse stops you in your tracks? You’ve read it and heard it preached, but it didn’t mean that much to you. Then one time – Bam! There it is again, but … Continue reading Are You Walking by Faith?
Give Them Morning Love.. Sometimes what you always believed to be good and right can be better and more right. Years ago, in a sales training meeting, the leader told a story of a husband asking his wife why she cut the Easter ham in half before baking it. His wife answered, “I don’t know. … Continue reading Can You Be More Right?
Give them Courage. I went roller skating last week - technically, I went to watch the grandkids skate. But I brought my Rollerblades just in case I wanted to skate. (Once upon a time they were not “old school.”) I don’t remember exactly when I bought them, but I vividly remember skating all over the … Continue reading Are You Breaking Through?