MWM: Friends

I think most of us would agree that we are people-pleasers. We want people to like us. We have “friends” on Facebook-most of whom we don’t talk to regularly. We have “followers” on Twitter and Instagram-but don’t engage with them often. We would much rather avoid difficult conversations, so we play nice with everyone. Some... Continue Reading →

Look in the Mirror

James 1:23-24: “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like." The Word is like a mirror, for what do you use a mirror? To get... Continue Reading →

MWM: Gossip

I love a good firepit. I’m so excited for the weather to be warming up so we can sit around the fire and talk, laugh, and connect. One year, I got the firepit all cleaned up, got the marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers ready, and then went to start up the fire, and we didn’t... Continue Reading →

Be Doers

James 1:22: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” We can measure the effectiveness of our Bible Study time by the effect it has on our behavior and attitude. What are you doing? That word “LISTEN” shows up again in v. 22. This is listening attentively. It... Continue Reading →

MWM: Valid Criticism

I do not like to be criticized. Most people don’t. I often take it personally and respond by either digging in my heels or retreating to the basement. However, if the criticism is valid, after I have responded poorly, the Lord often convicts me, and I end up apologizing. I need to be better at... Continue Reading →

MWM: Laziness & Rest

If there was ever anyone in the history of the world who loved sleep, it would be me. Ever since I was in high school, I could fall asleep anywhere and anytime. When I got out of the military, I was told I would have a lot of trouble sleeping in because my body was... Continue Reading →

MWM: Priorities

I had a boss when I was in the Air Force that outlined his priorities as: Faith, Family, Force, and Fitness. I have tried to follow these over the years. This strange time we live in is allowing us the space to define our priorities as well. What have you noticed over the past several... Continue Reading →

Accept the Truth

James 1:21: “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” I am forever thankful for the time I spent in the garden growing up and when we lived in Chappell. I remember the first garden I helped... Continue Reading →

Righteous Anger

James 1:20: “because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” The RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT GOD DESIRES is not legal righteousness before God but conducting one’s life by the will of God, by His standards. A point about righteous anger. Yes, it is possible to get angry and not sin, but extremely difficult for... Continue Reading →

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