The Husband’s Favorites: Day 2 {On Becoming}

{Day 2 of my husband's favorite posts ... this one is from WAAAAY back in the archives.} I enjoy things that are creative and that is one of my favorite things about the way Teri Lynne writes. I appreciate when she makes me look at or think about something in a different way. I loved the idea of "becoming" addressed here. The truth is, we are all becoming something. The question we should ask is, are we becoming the right thing? ~ Scott Are we become more Christ-like instead of more ... [Read More]

Starting Well in 2012 {Index}

Week 1:  Quiet Time ... discipline in my spiritual life Devotions, Quiet Times, Personal Bible Study.  Is is really necessary?  "God is not interested in your quiet time or devotions or personal Bible study … His interest is YOU." 10 Tips for a Great Quiet Time "Spending time in the Word is important … but how that happens and for how long on any given day?  I’m just not sure that is quite as big a deal to God as it seems to be to us sometimes." Memorize, Meditate, and Meander:  Storing Up ... [Read More]

Memorize, Meditate, and Meander: Storing Up God’s Word

Stockpiling.   When I was growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, I can remember a few people who "stockpilers."  They collected water and canned food along with batteries and flashlights and stored it all in their fallout shelters where they'd be safe in case of a nuclear attack. My daughter has never had a nuclear attack drill in her school and knows little, if anything, about the Cold War.  Today stockpiling is mostly a term used in reference to couponing.  But maybe it's time we did some ... [Read More]

10 Tips for a Great Quiet Time

{FYI ... you may also want to check out 10 (more) tips for a great quiet time.} A great quiet time. We all want one. We all know we need one. The problem is ... we live in this fallen, broken, messy, busy world.   Carving out the time is hard enough.  But figuring out what to do when we have it ... that's an even bigger challenge. Bible in 90 Days, Bible in a Year, the latest study by Priscilla Shirer or Kay Arthur, classic devotions like My Utmost for His Highest or Streams in ... [Read More]

Devotions, Quiet Time, Personal Bible Study. Is It Really Necessary?

Many of us began the New Year with a renewed desire to spend time growing in the Lord.   The problem is ... we don't always know what that means or how to do it.   So we do what we heard all the super spiritual people do and commit to reading the whole Bible in a year and taking notes about all we learn along the way.   We choose a one-year reading plan and jump from Genesis to Psalms to Proverbs and finally to Matthew ... and within a few a few days our enthusiasm wanes and our exhaustion ... [Read More]

When Words Don’t Come

Nothing. I want to write, to convey all the mixed up thoughts running through my mind. But somehow the words are not coming. This rarely happens to me ... I always have something to say. But today ... nothing. Blank pages haunt me.   Five days of no blog posts scare me. What if the words are gone? Just typing that terrifies me.   Writing, speaking, articulating ... that's my thing.   That's how I describe myself.   How I define myself. If the words are gone, what is left? Today is rainy and ... [Read More]