Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Is your future uncertain? Actually all of us can say "Yes" to that question. None of us know our future. Sometimes we have a lot to worry about. Many people are concerned about the economy, being able to make it through the holidays on little resources. So many are dealing with health issues, wayward children, divorce, grief and loss. Uncertainty looms around us at every stage of life; even our children often worry about their grades, their friends, their weight, their security, their acceptance and their future.

Hebrews 11:20 talks about Isaac blessing his sons. In spite of all the disfunction in Isaac's family, (the deception, favoritism, naivety, distance and impulsiveness) the verse says, "He had confidence in what God was going to do in the future."

Because God has always kept his promises, we can continue to trust him for our future. "For you have been my hope, O sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth." Psalm 71:5

Maybe you are worried and uncertain. Throw your worries on to God. He has been in the business of "futures" for a long, long time; and like Isaac, we can trust him with ours.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Just love 'em!

Last week, Brian and I went to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet. It was a very nice evening. The speaker that night was a comedian. He made us laugh out loud with impersonations and funny faces! He was making fun of relatives, in light of the upcoming holidays and, in his humorous way, left me with something of a more serious note. He said, with a ridiculous face, "Just love 'em!" When your son in law does yada yada yada that you hate, just love 'im. When your sister just sits there like she always has instead of helping mom, just love 'er!

There are so many people that get in such a wad over little things. The holidays magnify that, you know? Just let it go. Life is too short to be mad at every coach, teacher, boss, neighbor, in-law. My gosh! Choose to be happy and "Just love 'em!"