Set Your Heart

Set Your Heart

Daniel 10:12

Then he said to me “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humble yourself before your God, your words have been heard and I have come because of your words.”

I like the message in this verse.

People say, where is God, why hasn’t God done what I wanted?  Why hasn’t God taken care of me?  How could God let this happen to me?

They conclude “Since my life isn’t what I think it should be or what I want it to be, there must not be a God.”  The problem in that conclusion is the word “I”.  It’s not about you and you wanting your carefree life. Continue reading

Habits and Diligence

Habits and Diligence

Matthew 12:43-45

“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order.  Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation.”

After I read these verses I wrote the verse numbers on a slip of paper that I keep on the nightstand by my bed.  I keep paper and pen there for just such an occasion.  The note that I wrote about these verses was just two words; habits and diligence. Continue reading

Set Your Heart

Set Your Heart

Daniel 10:12

Then he said to me “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humble yourself before your God, your words have been heard and I have come because of your words.”

I like the message in this verse.

People say, where is God, why hasn’t God done what I wanted?  Why hasn’t God taken care of me?  How could God let this happen to me?

They conclude “Since my life isn’t what I think it should be or what I want it to be, there must not be a God.”

The problem in that conclusion is the word “I”.  It’s not about you and you wanting your carefree life. Continue reading

The Path To The Water

The Path To The Water

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.

That saying dates back to 1175.  It dates all the way back to the twelfth century and yet it will always be true.

It never ceases to amaze me how you can tell people and show them what they are doing isn’t the best course of action, yet just like children they refuse to listen or believe what you are saying.  They refuse your advice until they walk off the cliff and hit the ground hard.

We all ignore prudent and helpful advice throughout our lives.  Sometimes we may not believe the person giving the advice knows what they are talking about.

We have all had bad experiences because we relied on bad advice. Continue reading

Set Your Heart

Set Your Heart

Daniel 10:12

Then he said to me “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humble yourself before your God, your words have been heard and I have come because of your words.”

I like the message in this verse.

People say, where is God, why hasn’t God done what I wanted?  Why hasn’t God taken care of me?  How could God let this happen to me?

They conclude “Since my life isn’t what I think it should be or what I want it to be, there must not be a God.”

The problem in that conclusion is the word “I”.  It’s not about you and you wanting your carefree life. Continue reading

Out Of My Comfort Zone

Out Of My Comfort Zone

I’ve been kind of stifled on what to write.  I’ve missed a couple of days and I want to make sure I don’t lose my writing habit.  So today’s piece may never become a post but at least I did some writing.

I am moving to Florida.

Moving south to warmer climates has always been a dream of my wife and myself for a number of years and now we own a home within walking distance of the beach in a location where the water never freezes and the snow never flies.

We own a home that is less than two blocks from one of my best friends.  I am very excited about being able to work with him after being apart for over twenty five years. Continue reading

Best Of Both Worlds

Best Of Both Worlds

Not sure where this post is going to go but this is something I wanted to write about.

My wife and I took yet another large step towards making a huge change in our lives.

After living in our house for the last twenty five years, raising two kids, having two family dogs and watching our grandson grow from a newborn to a tween, we signed an agreement to sell the house.

Two months prior we closed on a home in Florida and our intentions were to move there as soon as possible.  It’s tough enough keeping one house much less two.

At the time I thought our house would take months to sell and was even concern it could run into a year or longer.

Well I guess we are out of the 2008 housing market recession because we had the home sold or at least under agreement before it even hit the market. Continue reading