One of my favorite lines from THE INCREDIBLES movie is "if everyone is special, then nobody is special." It comes from a villain who is plotting a way to make everyone into superheroes, thus negating the current superheroes' power and prestige. I tried hard to prove this "everyone gets an A" picture as fake news... but alas, … Continue reading Free A’s And No Homework!
Reading backwards through the Psalms this morning... does anyone else have that habit of flipping through a magazine from back to front? It probably means something weird psychologically, I don't know. I noticed some neat things when I read them from the bottom up: "The Lord will perfect that which concerns me." 138:8 "I have … Continue reading For The Simple Folk
When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.”And they ridiculed Him. But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. And … Continue reading Noise Makers
"If I could just... -Figure out (A,B,C) -Follow through on (all the goals) -Get (so and so) to (do such and such) -Perform (certain action) and receive (certain result) Does this sound familiar? I'm realizing the deeper I go and the more I grow with Jesus just how deeply ingrained these law-abiding beliefs are in … Continue reading Picking The Weeds
A little reminder that God can do crazy things when we stop being Negative Nancy's... I just love this little excerpt from AW Tozer on how the Lord doesn't necessarily need us, but oh how He wants us to join up with Him in miraculous works! Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great … Continue reading Jesus Math
"People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline … Continue reading Drifting
Happy 2018! I think I'm not supposed to say this, but I don't mind one bit the end of the holidays. I love Christmas, but there's something about January. December is a month filled with family, friends, food, activity and just... a lot. I love decorating the house, and I equally love un-decking all the … Continue reading Good things and God Things