Archive: September 2013

breathe

We have the capacity to build up or tear down with our words. I know this for certain. I have built up and torn down many people by the things I have said.

conductor

Have you ever been in a room where someone decided to scrape their fingernails on a chalkboard? I know… those of you who hate it cringed just thinking about it. I just want to put my hands over my ears and scream to blot out the sound. There’s something about that sound that just strikes the very core of my mind and I can’t think about anything else. I was thinking back at a moment when I went out for…

leeks-onions

Numbers 11:4-6 “Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: “Who will give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!” We often wonder why we have so much trouble…

we-remember

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I remember getting nothing done at work. I was in shock at what just happened and could not pull my eyes from the small TV at my desk. I remember crying, thinking about the people who perished. Praying for the families of 9/11 who are affected and still dealing with that moment in time. Praying for a friend of ours who lost her daughter, Elizabeth Wainio, in the plane that crashed into a field. So much…

Kev-search

1 Samuel 29:5 “Is this not David, of whom they sang to one another in dances, saying: ‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands’?” These were the words of the Philistines. They knew who David was. He had a reputation throughout the world and they knew he was a follower of the God of Israel. They feared him because they knew he was blessed. This made me think about what other Christians and non-Christians think of me. Do they…

donkey

Some of you probably have other words to describe me using the same animal. 😯 A donkey is a lowly animal, mainly used to carry baggage, supplies, and so forth and really is a poor man’s pony. It has a horrible call out of its mouth. Many people are attributed to donkeys so I would guess that donkeys aren’t highly respected. Thinking of me right now, huh? 😀 But really… who am I? I am not much of anything except…

eye

There are times when I observe people and the things that they do want to make me shout “Don’t you know that it is not good for you!” And there have been many times that I have needed someone to shout this to me. My wife told me that when I see things I tend to see mainly black and white. Either it is wrong or it isn’t. For the most part I believe that is true, but there are…

Tower-of-Babel

You know, in life there are many things that we hold onto for security. To some it is their job. To others it is their house. And some even hold onto people as their security. Some may even hold onto their reputation. And of course there are the 401k plans and stocks and bonds. The list could go on… When the above mentioned comes to mind, I can’t help but think of the Tower of Babel. We are not that…