1. Slow or Patient?
    29 Oct, 2018
    Slow or Patient?
    The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9  I've been slow to get this pondering out today. There are various reasons for that. An early morning meeting. And then a staff meeting. Various phone calls. Several errands that had to be run. And now I'm finally getting to what I would normally do first thing in the morning. It's possible you wondered this
  2. Your Calling
    19 Feb, 2018
    Your Calling
    I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  Ephesians 4:1-3 Have you ever heard a person talk about their job as their calling? When we hear someone say this, it's usually because the person has a strong passion to do something particular.  The person may also tie that
  3. Just a Little Patience . . . Yeah.
    01 Sep, 2017
    Just a Little Patience . . . Yeah.
    Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.  Ecclesiastes 7:8 Yesterday was my first day of picking up all of my children from their new schools.   The first school lets out at 2:15pm.  I arrived at 2:00pmish.  I didn't count, but it seemed like 50 or more cars were in line in front of me.  I didn't pick the first set of children up until around 2:30pm.  The second school lets out at 3:00pm.  This time I arrived a little
  4. How Long?
    06 Dec, 2016
    How Long?
    Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.  My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O LORD- how long?  Psalm 6:2-3 When things aren't going well, is it ok to ask God, "how long?" How long will I be in this mess? How long will evil people get away with their evil deeds? How long until you do something, God? We might be tempted to think that it is impertinent and brash to ask the Lord over all creation such questions.  We may think that
  5. A Shower of Good News
    09 Feb, 2016
    A Shower of Good News
    The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Psalm 145:8 As I was praying this morning about the day ahead of me I couldn't help but think about how thankful I am that God is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. Why did I think about that while I was praying? Well, to be bluntly honest, it was because I was recognizing how those attributes are not even close to being my default mode. I can be irritable and aloof.  I can be