Day Seventeen

Today’s Readings Genesis 35:1 – 36:43 Matthew 12:1-21 Psalm 15:1-5 Proverbs 3:21-26 Today we read a long genealogy about Jacob and Esau in the Old Testament reading.  I used to think this was the boring and why did God put this into the Bible?  But I realize that our history is important, where we came from […]

Day Fourteen

Today’s Readings Genesis 30:1-31:16 Matthew 10:1-23 Psalm 12:1-8 Proverbs 3:13-15 There are so many interesting stories in today’s readings. Jacob has many children with his wives and their maidservants. Having children with maidservants is an interesting topic, but we will not explore it here. However, I would be safe to say that should Mrs. Freese […]

Day Thirteen

Today’s Readings Genesis 28:1-29:35 Matthew 9:18-38 Psalm 11:1-7 Proverbs 3:11-12 Are there any young men or women who would wait for seven years for the one they love? Or wait another seven years for that same person? Delayed gratification is on display in today’s Old Testament story. 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of […]

Day Twelve

Today’s Readings Genesis 26:17-27:46 Matthew 9:1-17 Psalm 10:16-18 Proverbs 3:9-10 In yesterday’s reading, we read how Jacob stole the birthright of Esau for a bowl of stew. While Esau was complicit in his own failure, today it appears that Jacob and his mother, Rebekah, used deceit and treachery to steal from Esau something that was […]

Day Eleven

Today’s Readings Genesis 24:52– 26:16 Matthew 8:18-34 Psalm 10:1-15 Proverbs 3:7-8 As I read today’s selections I see such a connection between these Scriptures for myself.  In our Genesis reading Esau comes in from hunting and is starving.  Jacob (ever the conniver) offers to give him some stew if he sells his birthright.  As I […]

Day Ten

Today’s Readings Genesis 23:1– 24:51 Matthew 8:1/17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6 I know a man who is very successful by the world’s standards.  He has money, property and owns a large oil company here in West Texas.  He loves to hunt and fish and has bought thousands of acres of land to build habitats for […]

Day Nine

Today’s Readings Genesis 20:1– 22: Matthew 7:15-29 Psalm 9:1-12 Proverbs 2: 16-22 I grew up all over the USA: Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, California and finally Denver.  My fondest memories of my childhood are my days in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  We lived in a simple house with no fences in the backyard.  This was great for football […]

Day Eight

Today’s Readings Genesis 18: 16– 19: 38 Matthew 6: 25– 7: 14 Psalm 8: 1-9 Proverbs 2: 6-15 I often worry about things that I cannot control, like the weather and what others think.  I can control neither, yet often I find myself wondering and worrying.  If I do this what will that person think? […]

Day Seven

Today’s Readings: Genesis 16: 1– 18: 15 Matthew 6: 1-24 Psalm 7: 1-17 Proverbs 2: 1-5 Today I read about Ishmael and the coming of Isaac.  Ishmael and Isaac are both from the same father, Abram and then Abraham, but of two mothers, Hagar and Sarai, or Sarah later.  This appears to be the classic […]

Day Six

Today’s Readings Genesis 13: 5– 15: 21 Matthew 5: 27-48 Psalm 6: 1-10 Proverbs 1: 28-33 Today’s readings are rich in “easy-to-follow” steps.  We read in Matthew 5, the Beatitudes which are full of the “how-to’s” if you will.  And then we read in the Old Testament section about the wars between the kings of […]

Google Voice is Here!

If you are a techie you probably already are plugged into the new Google Voice, but if not why not? This is an incredible tool that allows you to combine multiple phones into one easy number, record calls, transcribe voice mail and so much more! It is an incredible tool. Try it out by clicking […]

Watson’s Effort Took Me Back

If you are a golfer and are older than 40 you just had to love the British Open golf tournament at Turnberry. Seeing Tom Watson in the hunt on Sunday reminded me of watching golf with my dad who died four years ago. It was a marvelous time machine that had me on the couch […]

Vacations are Great!

Just got back from vacation in Phoenix with family last weekend.  We had such a great time, we were busy, but not too busy.  We got to see everyone and everyone got to see us, it was wonderful!  We really enjoyed ourselves.  The weather was so hot, but we didn’t seem to mind too much, […]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

My boys and me just went and saw the newest Transformers movie, it was spectacular! Check out this trailer and see what you think. We loved it

Goals

What are goals? I once said that dreams are merely goals not written down. How true that is! If you have a dream but fail to put them on paper and give them legs and a time line, then your dream will most likely, go unfilled. But the power of putting it down on paper […]

My Goals

In the above post I talked about how and why we set goals.  How can one talk about goal setting if they do not practice what they preach, so here are my goals for the summer.  I have several other goals, but these are short term, less than a year, goals I have set for […]

The attack of the ducks

I took Tori to our duck pond, but the ducks didn’t like us as much as she liked them.

I’m Going to do it!

Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where the day-to-day just isn’t cutting it? You know what I mean, you live your life, kids, job, spouse, church, that occasional trip and night out, but where is the challenge? Sure, you have some challenges in your job, but honestly, you could “mail it […]