Sunday, June 10, 2012


Bubbles!  We love playing with bubbles.  When I give bubbles to a young child, I give them only the very small bottles that are given out at weddings.  Why do I do this?  Well, the toddler does not understand gravity.  She will pour most of the bubble liquid all over herself and the ground.  When I see that she can handle the small bottle, it's then that I give her the regular size bottle of bubbles. 

Luke 16:10 NIV "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much."

I've always seen this verse applied to finances, but I think God uses this principle in other areas of life.  Want more friends?  I need to be faithful at caring for the friends that I have now.  Do I want more patience, wisdom, and strength?  Then I need to be faithful to use the little that I have.   

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Can you teach an old dog a new trick?

This post isn't really about dogs.  Sorry to disappoint you ;-)  You can see a photo of our dog at the bottom on the post.  His name is Fonzy.

I wish I could show you a video of our dog doing this trick that I'm about to describe, but unfortunately, our dog is not that well trained.  I'm sure that you have seen a dog owner place a dog treat on his/her dog's muzzle.  The well trained dog patiently waits for the owner's command to eat the treat.  Why does the dog wait?  If he does not wait for the command, he gets to eat the treat.  If he waits for the command, he gets to eat the treat.  So, what motivates the dog to wait?  The dog wants to please his master.  If he waits, he not only gets to eat the treat but he also gets a "That a boy" from the owner. 

I feel like that dog.  God had put a treat on my nose.  He's asking me to patiently wait for His timing to eat the treat.  I do not want to wait!  I want to gobble up that treat.  There's only one thing that I want more than the treat and that's to please my Jesus.  It's so difficult to learn some self-control! 

Isaiah 40:31
"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." NIV