Spraying Dandelions

This does not seem like the time of year to spray for dandelions. You do not see them now! But September is the best time to spray for dandelions. This is when dandelions are moving carbohydrates down into the roots for winter. So they also take weed killer down into the deep roots. The best …

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Remembering 9/11

It’s not often you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing 19 years ago to the day. I was administrating a Christian academy. I got an urgent call alerting me to get a TV on. School came to a halt as teachers and students gathered around and watched the evil attack …

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Running Uphill

Self-control is the ability to control one’s emotions and behaviors in difficult circumstances. John Maxwell says self-discipline enables one to go uphill. Temptation is always a test of our self-control and self-discipline. Things that don’t usually present strong temptation, will often be more of a temptation in difficult circumstances or when we are running uphill. …

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Hidden Wisdom

Job 28 could just as easily have been penned by Solomon and placed in Proverbs. It is exceptional. Amid severe and prolonged suffering, Job looks for hidden wisdom. When suffering, we want to know a purpose for it, and we want to sense God. Yet suffering often dulls our ability to grasp wisdom and to …

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Charging God

This morning I read Job 1:22 where it is said of Job after he had lost everything except his wife, his health, and three self-righteous friends: “In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.” When things do not go like we desire, we are often tempted to think it justifies sin. …

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