Posts from October 2021

Posts from October 2021

Put It Into Practice

When I was in 9th grade, I took my first automotive class. The teachers name was Mr. Summers. He was a nice man but knew when to be firm or even loud. I loved that classroom because it had a very distinct smell of oil and tires at the time. This class was always the last class of the day for the last quarter of the year and the whole point of the class was to build the…

Two Intercessors

I was recently studying the book of Romans and came across something extraordinary. As I prayed and reflected on Romans 8:26, 35, an encouraging truth came to mind – we are never alone in this journey we call Christianity. We are surrounded by brothers and sisters, but sometimes they can seem distant and aloof. Occasionally, our struggles happen in the middle of the…

You Can Do Anything

Our children will often hear the phrase, “You can do anything you put your mind to.” The message from that is if you want something bad enough and work hard enough, anything is possible. The problem with that is that it is not always true since there are many variables that can cause desire and hard work to not bring “anything.”…

Trust

I can’t even begin to imagine the kind of day this person had when they found out that someone played a cruel trick on them.  While in China, I heard about other foreigners going to tattoo shops and asking for a special phrase – but ending up with a tattoo of  外国人 (meaning “foreigner”) permanently inked on the body but, I think “turkey sandwich” might win the day. This…

Resilience

When you were a child, what was a word that was gross or icky to you back then but now sounds a lot better to you? When I was young, “mow the grass” was one of those icky words. That is until I learned I liked mowing the grass as long as it wasn’t on a hill. As I got closer to college the word changed… to Lecture. At that time, I couldn’t stand lectures. Some person would…