Listening Prayer

If prayer is talking to God, then doesn’t it make a little bit of sense that it should be a conversation? So we have to listen from time to time. I love Blackaby and King’s Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God. It’s essence is “trust and obey.” But a premise is that …

Shirey’s Irrefutable Laws of Gardening

I have a lot of laws. These are not prescriptive laws, like “Speed Limit 55,” but rather descriptive laws, like the law of gravity. They are observed phenomena – things I’ve noticed as being true for everyone in all situations. These are those laws about gardening that I’ve observed over the past 30 years of …

Destination or Journey – What’s the Difference?

I’m sure you’ve seen t-shirts with that platitude written across the chest – “Life’s a journey, not a destination” – but what does that mean, really? Well, I had the difference on display in my life this past week. And what a difference there is! We had a family wedding to attend in Beaumont, Texas, …

Value-Add – Does it require busy-ness?

7:30am Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – but only started then. Here I am on Christmas Eve, and I’m going to re-read, edit, and post this without filling it in. Have you ever contemplated the meaning of life? Do you think I can sum it up in a single blog post? Nah, me neither. (Or is …

Advent

Do you dream? I do from time to time. Our church has a ministry that includes dream interpretation, and a member of the team gave an overview of its purposes and methods to my Middle School Sunday School class during the summer. I remember very little about the interpretations aspect, but one thing he said …