Do Excellent Work

Several years ago, I heard a story about Benjamin Franklin that got my attention. This man, who was an author, publisher, and inventor, was, by all standards, successful. He accomplished great things that continue to impact us today. Despite his success, though, some...

God Loves You More than the Flowers

A few days ago, I went out in my backyard and started pulling last year’s dead vegetation in preparation to plant new vegetables, herbs, and flowers for this season. My assumption was that I would have to completely start over this year because, unlike last year, when...

They Won’t Understand

Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this...

Just Be Real

Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. — Job 7:11 I love the book of Job. I know that sounds really messed up, to love a book of death, loss, grief, anger, and big emotion,...

The Gift of Nature

Have you ever been in that headspace where life was getting the best of you, so you thought (or said), “I just need some fresh air!”? We have all been there. I learned a long time ago that when my anxiety is getting the best of me, a walk in a park will do...
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