This is Going to Hurt!

For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives. Hebrews 12:7 ESV Maybe the phrase, “This is going to hurt me more than it’s going to hurt you!” is imprinted indelibly in my memory, because it always preceded several well aimed smacks on my behind. It was not that I…

Heaven’s Beauty Shop

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 ESV When my grandfather came from Italy, he became a…

What is Your “All Things?”

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NKJV My dad was a quiet, yet amazing guy. I learned lessons from my him about finances, faithfulness and keeping a humorous humility about ourselves in the face of difficult circumstances. But what I remember most of all the things he taught me…

All He Has is Ours!

And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. Luke 15:31 What most of us love about the parable of the prodigal son is the love and acceptance he receives when he returns home. His father had the servants bring him the best robe, sandals and a…

Father’s Day at Nursing Home

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), Ephesians 6:2 We didn’t see as much turnout for Fathers that we did for Mother’s day but it was still a wonderful time. For some folks, honoring dad on Father’s day is sharing a good steak he cooks on the grill. For…