That’s My Beautiful Bride, Daddy!

That’s My Beautiful Bride, Daddy!

That He might present her to Himself a glorious church [bride], not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:27, brackets added)  Their courtship was long and difficult—but well worth the wait. He loved...
What You Can Learn From My Limp

What You Can Learn From My Limp

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched. And he was limping because of his hip. (Genesis 32:24-25, 31 / NIV) Dad was a...
Have You Ever Considered “But Afterward”?

Have You Ever Considered “But Afterward”?

But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?  (Luke 14:28, NLT) When on vacation, charging things to your room is an easy, stress-free...
God, Please Make My Will Your Will

God, Please Make My Will Your Will

Pray for us to the Lord your God, that the Lord your God may show us the way in which we should walk and the thing we should do. Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God. (Jeremiah 42:2-3, 6 / NKJV) “God, please tell me or show...
C’mon People, Get Your Clothes On!

C’mon People, Get Your Clothes On!

To give them…the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the...