Short Meditation of the Day
"I know that I'm not strong enough to be everything I'm supposed to be."- Matthew West "I can do all things through him who strengthens me."- Philippians 4:13 "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands- and then just eat one of the pieces."- Judith Viorst, children's author After teaching third grade at Northwest Lutheran School in Milwaukee for eight years, I transitioned to fourth grade for the 2002-2003 school year. Drew, along with nineteen other students, journeyed with me across the … Read More...
“If we look to people to give us the joy only God can give, we will see ourselves as victims.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.”- Jeremiah 17:5 In Chapter 8 (“When Forgiving Someone […]
From our Annotated Bibliography
Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion( Moody Publishers, 2015) Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion by Dr. Gary Chapman is a revised edition of The Other Side of Love, originally published in 1999. To effectively and positively process anger, we must understand both the origin and purpose of anger. Bringing anger under the lordship of Jesus helps heal our relationships. It also accomplishes God's good … Read More...
Toward the end of Chapter 3 of One Thousand Gifts, author Ann Voskamp remarks that sometimes her quest to list 1,000 things for which she is thankful seems quite juvenile. In the midst of mundane existence, is making that list merely a ridiculous experiment? The truth is, Ann explains, that learning requires practice- and at […]