A few days ago, when writing on Lamentations, I mentioned that I would circle back to this line. In Lamentations, it read: Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living and reorder our lives under God. Here, in Haggai, it reads: Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over. I’m noContinue reading “Haggai”

1 John (part 8)

As John brings his letter to a close, he says, “My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion.” He doesn’t want you living in an illusion, thinking you have eternalContinue reading “1 John (part 8)”

The Vanity of Bigger Accomplishments

What I pointed out in the last post, I believe, is quite obvious. The plaques, the pieces of paper, the trophies, none of these are meaningful in and of themselves. But I think we’re deceived if we don’t recognize that we’re still playing for rewards. As we grow older, our plaques become bigger. The woodContinue reading “The Vanity of Bigger Accomplishments”

Something New

When I began this blog, nearly a year ago, I told you I wouldn’t write about personal life happenings very often. I most certainly wasn’t going to bore you with my latest trip to the grocery store or dentist. And thus far, I think I’ve kept that promise. Today, however, I must inform you of aContinue reading “Something New”

7 Habits for the Good Life (6)

Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved to play sports. In fact, as a boy, he played every sport he possibly could. As a youth, he played four sports. When he moved into middle school and high school, he dropped down to three. By the end of high school, he played two. In college, one. By theContinue reading “7 Habits for the Good Life (6)”