When I was on a morning run this summer, I found a crawfish crawling towards a very busy road. I thought, “I’ll just grab it by the tail and relocate it to the pond so it won’t become a tattoo on someone’s tire.” I had no idea how quick and vicious a little crawfish could be. That little sucker nearly had my pinky finger for breakfast. Next, I tried with a bucket to scoop it up and relocate it, but it fought and fought and dug itself down into the earth, snapping its pincers at me. I looked down at that fiery, red crustacean and muttered, “Fine! Crawl to your death if you want!” and left. I can give up on a crawfish. I can’t give up on my kids.
I was enjoying worshipping the Lord in song this Sunday when a chubby, brown arm came into my field of vision. Carliss Grace, my 2-year-old, was raising her little arm up towards heaven as I held her. She was mimicking what she has seen me do so many times before while riding on my hip during service at church. The significance of it struck me. Continue reading “Influencing Your Children”
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt
One of the best ways to move forward as we learn to hear God speak is to embrace failure. Fear of making a mistake can paralyze us. The point of Continue reading “Embracing Failure-Hearing the Voice of God Part 4”
Since hearing the voice of God can be a wild ride, it beckons to ask, “Just how wild can this ride get?” Can this ride move beyond wild and into a danger zone?
Here’s 3 quick guidelines to reference that can help us throw our hands up and enjoy the roller coaster ride without having to fear that we’re going to fly off the tracks.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” -John 10:27
What does God’s voice sound like?