Enjoying My Lot

“Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.”

Ecclesiastes 5:18

I woke up this morning angry that my kids were in my bedroom before 7 AM.  Their little voices pierced my eardrums and I felt like I was at a Metallica concert, front and center.  I jumped out of bed, grumbling all the way to their bedroom, where I slammed the door and climbed into their bed…only to be met with loud knocks and questions, “What are you doing in there?”

“Go away!” was my reply. Continue reading

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Finally Home

I just got back last night from a trip to see family.  I loaded up the 3 kids and drove six hours to get us home.  Think of it as 3 trips to the zoo!  We passed at least 9 dead deer, one that was split in half (yikes!), and one that had its legs stuck straight up in the air. Continue reading

Thinking of Yourself Less

Mark 12:30 – 31

Jesus answered,

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no greater commandment than these.”

Sometimes I get this command confused.  Usually it’s more like,

Love your neighbor as yourself.Continue reading

Control Steals Blessings

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Don’t be deceived; this sweet little lion is not trying to give me her candy.  Far from it.  She’s showing me her candy.  I don’t think 30 lion tamers could pry the candy out of her hands without screams, scratches, and one heck of a battle. Continue reading