Monthly archive for ‘ August, 2012 ’

On a Personal Note

31st August 2012 | 1 Comment

As some of you may have noticed, it’s been a while since I have shared anything on here. A number of personal issues have contributed to this dearth. Primarily our move has been kicked into high gear. Also the boys started school this week at a Lutheran mission school in Milwaukee. Definitely a new adventure […]

A Sacrifice that Honors

24th August 2012 | 2 Comments

When we talk about sacrifice we understand that it entails a cost. That is why the widow’s mites were such a precious gift to Jesus. Because the giving of them involved great sacrifice. That is also why when David wanted to build an alter and offer a sacrifice to God he insisted on paying the […]

Running a Little Late?

21st August 2012 | 6 Comments

Not finding a house until just last week end has put us a bit behind by my estimations as far as schooling is concerned. What responsible parent doesn’t have their children registered for school by the end of summer? I mean we have about two weeks left until school starts. So I guess we are […]

Rock Bottom

19th August 2012 | 1 Comment

Sometimes I have to honestly admit, I wonder why life is so hard. The sadness that embraces our family right now is at times overwhelming. And the undulating highs and lows of this summer have threatened to engulf us. Even the unpredictable nature of this move has been harrowing ground for me. I feel as […]

The Sometimes Shocking Side of Jesus

15th August 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been reading through the gospels enjoying all the amazing stories of Jesus’ powerful miracles and suddenly been stopped in your tracks by a seemingly random and shocking statement or action done by Jesus Himself? I have to admit that the more I read the gospels, the more this happens to me. The […]

A Right Perspective

14th August 2012 | 3 Comments

Today I was talking with Jaden about a couple promising housing options. Neither is exactly what I have been hoping for, but they each have their own set of good points. So I am in a quandary over which one is really the best option. Jaden and I discussed the pros and the cons from […]


10th August 2012 | 0 Comments

I read a compelling question today in Clayton King’s book, Dying to Live. “The question is not ‘will you wait?’ because wait you must. The question is ‘How will you wait?’” I have often felt this way…as if my life and the circumstances I am facing force me into holding patterns that are completely out […]

Set Like Stone

8th August 2012 | 2 Comments

Isaiah 50:7 says, “Because the Sovereign Lord helps me I will not be disgraced. Therefore I have set my face like a stone, determined to do His will and I know I will not be put to shame.”  My family is dealing with yet another “water-shed moment” in which we face the dilemma of believing […]

I will not be Disgraced…

6th August 2012 | 0 Comments

Isaiah 50:7a says, “Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced….” Recently I have felt disgrace at every turn. Moving has certainly brought about many opportunities to be looked upon in disgrace. Each time I fill out an application to rent a place, I am asked awkward questions that inevitably leave me […]

The Inside Scoop

2nd August 2012 | 1 Comment

I have been thinking about some of the amazing heroes of the faith in Scripture and how they persevered through extreme circumstances. Just yesterday my brother-in-law commented on Joseph, whose brothers actually sold him into slavery and concocted a deadly deception for their father. He went from slave to prisoner in the foreign land of […]