Showing posts from January, 2013

Lost & Found

Say my kids were missing.  They're not, don't worry. 

Just for a moment, consider this scenario.  You get a carton of milk (remember those) and you see a photo of a missing child.  That face! You know you've seen it recently.  The more you examine the photo, the more you are convinced, you know EXACTLY where this lost child is.

What do you do?  Would there be any hesitation at all in getting my lost child reunited with me?  I hope not.  I feel like most of us would immediately do whatever it took to reunite a lost child with his or her father. 

This would honor me greatly!  This would bring me tremendous joy, even if my child has been rebellious; even if my child had run away of his own free will.  If any of my children were lost, I would want to not only know where they were, but I would want more than anything to be reunited!  Wouldn't you?

What about God's children?  Isn't it true that most of us someone who is a lost child?  They may be a lost child, but th…

A few thoughts on a new year

I think resolutions get a bad rap.  For the past few years, I've asked from the pulpit, "Who has made any New Year's Resolutions?" and have zero hands raised.  This year I've heard, "Resolutions were made to be broken."  But, they're not... are they?

Over the years I have made numerous New Year's Resolutions and set goals for the coming year, and I have never made one of them with the intent of breaking it.  Actually, the word resolution is akin to being resolute, or resolved.  To be resolute or resolved is to make up one's mind and stand firm in that decision. 

I don't think resolutions are the problem. I think comfort is the problem.  I think laziness is the problem.

This year, as I have for several years, I ended/began the year asking God what is HIS will for not only my year, but for my life.  Did you know that you can know God's will for your life? Ask Him what it is, and He will begin to answer.  Be ready, because His will for…