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Tag Archives: blessings
It was around 10 pm when Bill’s headlights swept through my yard and across the front of the house as he was turning into the driveway. He couldn’t pull all the way in since I was already halfway down the … Continue reading
Posted in Suffering, Surrender, Trust Tagged anxiety, believe, blessings, confidence, depression, despair, despondency, distrust, hope, hopelessness, idols, joy, mistrust, optimism, pain, pessimism, prayer, renewal, surrender, trust 4 Comments
“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.” –Matt. 25:23 I just had an epiphany: I am an obsessive collector. Furthermore, my tendency to collect … Continue reading
Posted in Character, Discipline, Giving, Ministry, Stewardship Tagged blessings, character, collecting, collections, commitment, discipline, eternal, giving, materialism, ministry, money, possessions, serving, stewardship, talents, temporal, time, treasures 4 Comments
Accidental Blessings, Part 2
It was the winter of 1994-95. Because of some major rearrangements in my circumstances, I was at a strange juncture in my life and found myself suddenly in need of work.
Posted in Accidental Blessings Tagged beauty, blessings, happenstance, heroes, hospitality, random, unexpected 5 Comments
“Coincidence is when God acts anonymously.” –Unknown “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Posted in Accidental Blessings Tagged beauty, blessings, fun, grace, happenstance, joy, random, unexpected 1 Comment
Stewardship and Contentment
“If you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” –Luke 6:11 Like many things in life, the choices we make in the area of finances are a test.
Posted in Stewardship Tagged blessings, contentment, eternity, faith, giving, investing, investment, money, rewards, stewardship 2 Comments
I’m working for Columbia Sportswear now, enjoying the vigorous work and the novelty of working in a gargantuan warehouse.
Posted in Work Tagged blessings, God's provision, jobs, new experiences, providence, warehouse, work 3 Comments
“I went to the woods because I wanted to learn what life had to teach; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” –Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Posted in Adventure Tagged adventure, beauty, best friends, blessings, camping, danger, hiking, pristine, sledding, snowshoeing, thrills, wilderness 2 Comments
Times of refreshing are beautiful, especially after one has endured a particularly grueling stint in one of life’s periodic mud puddles. God’s refreshing is like a rebirth. Truly amazing are the colors and fragrances that leap out of what before … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged beautiful, bizzare, blessings, colors, rebirth, refreshing, stories, unexpected 3 Comments