I’ve been pondering the idea of “Christian Essentialism” lately, and one topic that’s come to the forefront of my attention is self-discipline. In order to effectively put your energy towards one goal, you need the willpower and discipline to stay focused even when things get boring and mundane…
This week was the first time I started to feel the change in the seasons. We had a much cooler day earlier in the week, combined with bright sunshine, that gave a distinct feeling of the start of a new school year. I took a shorter walk over lunch that day, and while taking in the exquisite elements of the weather, wrote down…
This morning, my oldest son drew a picture in his notebook about the church in China that showed worshippers praying in a church, with government soldiers looking in the windows, presumably preparing to disrupt the service.
Tonight was date night, and after dinner at a Mexican restaurant, my wife and I decided that a drive to our local IKEA was in order. We thought their dining area would be a great place to sit down and play a board game together.
We took our kids to the Children’s Museum of Denver today; all four had lots of fun in the Art Studio with paint. We took home these original pieces of artwork
This evening after returning home from work, I saw a fly in the bathroom. Not just any fly. It was huge. The thing had to be at least three-quarters of an inch long. My wife thought it might be a bee initially, but no… it was a fly.
Today’s Bible reading led me to Romans 4, where Paul describes Abraham’s belief in God being different from the “works” of those who are trusting in their own righteousness.
Over lunch today, I read this article from Desiring God about what you look at. The message was especially relevant for our day