Christian Walk, Life, Personal

How Is Your Temple?

When Israel was first permitted to return to Jerusalem after exile, one of the major goals was to rebuild the temple. For whatever reason, that job was neglected for quite some time. The prophets Haggai and Zechariah reminded the people of the temple's importance and that it ought to be a higher priority. Isn't it… Continue reading How Is Your Temple?

Christian Walk, Life, Personal

By Their Fruits

Have you ever been in an apple orchard when the trees are first ready for picking? The fruit can be so thick in the tree that you can literally reach the top branches with your feet still on the ground. By the time most of the apples are harvested, the tree is nearly unrecognizable. Reading… Continue reading By Their Fruits

Christian Walk, Life, Personal, School

THINK

Teachers are supposed to decorate their classrooms in a¬†way that encourages learning. Upon entering the room, one should easily determine the grade level and subjects that are usually taught in that room. This year, I ran across a bulletin board idea that I needed to have in my room. It really doesn't have much to… Continue reading THINK

Christian Walk, Life, Personal

Calming A King

Saul had disobeyed God. Instead of following the directions, he did things his own way. For that mistake, God removed the kingdom of Israel from Saul's future. Beyond that, 1 Samuel 16:14 states that God also removed His Spirit from Saul. In fact, God replaced His Spirit with an evil spirit that troubled Saul greatly.… Continue reading Calming A King

Christian Walk, Life, Personal

How Much Is Too Much?

We've all done it. We've walked into the store while hungry and suddenly glanced down to realize nothing in the cart was actually on the grocery list. The marketing¬†teams of products chalk-up another win because they know how to appeal to our wants and desires. The question is how much of this "extra" is appropriate?… Continue reading How Much Is Too Much?