Give Them a Different View. We went to a friend’s house a recent Saturday when there were a couple of groups of friends there. One friend was talking about needing a new car. He went on to explain how he wanted to get another car that would cost him ten cents a mile. That is, … Continue reading Are You Different?
Push their Buttons. We have a water cooler in our home - like the ones that used to be in all offices. We don’t pay a service to bring fancy, bottled water. When it’s empty, I refill the five gallon jug with tap water that I filter. I find it is the best way to … Continue reading Is God Pushing Your Buttons?
Give them Uncontrol. A few weeks ago Carey and I were at Wal-Mart and walked by the baby gates. I immediately thought to myself, “Look at all those baby gates. What could I do with those?” We already have three baby gates in use in our house. Our dogs are getting older and we are … Continue reading Baby Gates
Give them Control. In the 1965-1970 television series “Get Smart,” CONTROL was the group positioned as the good guys and KAOS was the name of the group of bad guys. I remember some of the catchphrases, like "Would you believe...", "Sorry about that, Chief," and "I asked you not to tell me that." I’m finding … Continue reading Get Smart
Submit to them. Our grandson Corban was born August first, making him almost two months old when Nathan, Ashley, and Corban came from Knoxville to our house last Friday. It was Corban’s first visit to our house, first time spending the night away from home, and his first time meeting his four cousins, ages 7 … Continue reading Submitting
Give them control. I’ve understood for a while now that when I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, God put inside me the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. I have walked in that and believed that. It has comforted me and strengthened me in some very weak-feeling times. But over the last … Continue reading Controlling Control
When is “no” the right answer? A couple of years ago I was introduced to Ruth. I knew she worked in the ministry somewhere, but didn’t really know what she did. This week Ruth sent me a Facebook message asking if I would like to write a devotional for her new book of devotionals. I … Continue reading Daily Devotional
Take their control. Last Friday Carey and I went to Knoxville to celebrate our son Nathan’s twenty-eighth birthday and for Carey to go to a wedding shower for Ashley – Nathan’s fiancé. My picture of the weekend was that we would watch the grandkids Wednesday night instead of Thursday night as we normally do. That … Continue reading Is God in Control?