Posts from November 2019

happy girl with test paper at school

What If We Do Something Extraordinary?

One of our daily routines during the school year is homework. I know, I know… no one likes homework. Done well, it’s an important part of the learning process as kids interact with content on their own and master the concepts. It also provides valuable feedback to the teachers. Of course, kids rarely love it. This week during homework time, my youngest was over-the-top excited to show me all her homework. She’s in Kindergarten and we usually receive completed work…

What if we seek God first?

We have a screen room off the side of our garage in the back yard. It’s great for storing stuff, but without windows it’s problematic for things that can’t get wet. As a result, we store those kinds of items (bikes, lawn mower, tools, etc.) in the garage. This leaves no room for the car of course, which is fine for most of the year. With the arrival of winter, however, we like to have that space to keep at…

What if we humble ourselves and pray?

It’s easy to get sidetracked or off-target when you consider the myriad possibilities that exist between you and your goal. Oftentimes it will take the form of “what if” questions. What if my underlying assumptions are wrong? What if my plan doesn’t work? What if I start down this path but can’t finish? Sometimes “what if” questions paralyze us—but they can also energize us! What if I get that promotion at work? What if I spent more time investing in…

Meditate on Good Things

This weekend we celebrate All Saints’ Day. The first Sunday in November, it’s a time to give thanks and praise to God for those who have gone before us into eternal rest in Christ Jesus. Many of us are worshiping this day because someone helped bring us to faith. God uses His people to reveal Himself to us.  Revelation gives us a glimpse of what those who have gone before us in Christ are doing at this very moment. John…