Growing Up…Disciplined

Growing Up…Disciplined

I like the show on the Animal Planet channel called “Growing up Baby.” The other day they had one about growing up a baby elephant. One of the unique things the zoo handlers needed to consider with this elephant was his eventual size. Even as a baby the...
Growing Up…Disciplined

Faithful Wounds – Proverbs 27:6

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful” (Proverbs 27:6). I hope you have a friend who loves you enough to wound you for your own good. I hope you appreciate it and don’t discount the wound in hurt or rejection....
Growing Up…Disciplined

Shortcut – Mark 8:34

After I travel to and from a place many times I usually start trying to figure out a shortcut. When you know the way well, you can begin to take back roads which avoid traffic, construction and annoying stop lights. Is there such a shortcut to holiness? I think so but...
Growing Up…Disciplined

Pure In My Own Eyes – Proverbs 16:2

I was having lunch with friends the other day and we were arguing (softly) over the motives of a mutual acquaintance who was acting outrageously. Some felt ready to write this person off. “Wait” someone said, “Maybe in his own mind, he is completely...
Growing Up…Disciplined

Get Him To Turn Tail

The devil circles around us all the time looking for our weakness, our vulnerability. He’s scrutinizing a spot in us where he can get in a jab of doubt or discouragement, or wedge an opening for sin. I have a question for all of us. Do we have to just sit there...
Growing Up…Disciplined

The Hammock – Psalm 55:22

One of my dearest memories as a child is rolled up in the hammock, swinging, in my grandparent’s backyard. You have to understand that this was no ordinary hammock; at least to me. It swung from under my grandmother’s grape arbor, attached to a tree and...