If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success. Ecclesiastes 10:10 This verse reminds me of the seventh habit in Sean Covey's book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. This habit is called "Sharpen the Saw" and the … Continue reading Sharpening the Saw at Love University
It is apparent that he enjoyed his days with the woman he loved all the days of his fleeting life. They labored and toiled many years together; encouraged and inspired many young people together; and they did it all by keeping their love alive making it to 60 years of marriage.
No, no, no! I'm not supposed to cry. I'm not supposed to be sad. I have the joy of the Lord in my heart. Where is my faith if I give into these emotions? But I can't hold them back.
Because love is the reason we have faith in the first place, without love there would be no reason to diligently strive to add anything to our faith.
What is brotherly kindness?
It hurts, Our shaky past; Will this time be different? Will the changes last? I want to be close once more, To have that loving connection, But I'm scared to give myself, Over to your affection. I must be vunerable again, Lest I lose this opportunity, Where love can heal our hearts, To rejoice in … Continue reading Poem: Hurt and Scared
Dear Distraught Wife, My heart is breaking for you, and I am angry at the turmoil of sin that is causing you such great distress.
Talking about our insecurities. Both of us feel nothing will ever be good enough. Then you say the words that take mine away. "I adore you." “You are altogether beautiful, my darling, and there is no blemish in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7 Prayer: What increased security and confidence there is when a man declares … Continue reading Poem: Marriage Insecurities
Yesterday morning, before I got out of bed, I was praying that God would teach me lowliness. When I went to let the dog outside there was dog waste all over the room. Don't think you can get much more lowly than cleaning up piles of dog waste. As I reluctantly cleaned up the mess … Continue reading Waste and Lowliness
I don't know where you are, Nothing of what you're doing, How you are feeling today, If your life has improved. But God does. I can't be there for comfort, Share my concerned heart, Give you encouragement, The care that you deserve. But God can. So I pray for you, Knowing that He hears me, … Continue reading Poem: Peace in God’s Omnipresence