Failure and forgiveness

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit…

The Refrigerator Door

Matthew 4:4 ESV But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” I remember many times from my youth where I would go to the refrigerator, open the door, and then hear my mother call out to me. “Kenny, we…

Goal!!

Romans 8:25 NIV But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. I finished college in three years. I took 15 hours my final summer to graduate a year early. I wasn’t smarter than the other students. I was simply in a hurry. I got married six months…

Second chances

This morning I woke up from a long dream. I dreamt I was foster parenting a young man who was the son of someone I knew in my youth. I knew his father went to prison and later died. I knew his father was something of a loner and was not considered successful. But his…

Possibilities

This past weekend I saw a friend I had not seen in years. It did me good to see her because it reminded me of a happy time in my life, a time when I examined all the possibilities my life could take. We used to go out on her back porch on clear evenings…