In The Living Room with Jesus

Fill up, Go Out and Repeat.

I have been learning of a principle in the Kingdom of God called Fullness and Fulfillment. This principle is taught and demonstrated all over the Bible but let me emphasize two places specifically. The first is in 1 Samuel 16:1 when God said to his prophet Samuel, “fill your horn with oil, and be on… Continue reading Fill up, Go Out and Repeat.

A Place for Dad

My Father’s Heart: Always Seasoning

I started a new job last week. A local snack food company was needing help and called me to come work on the production line for as long as I could. I agreed though I was not sure how my "haven't worked in a year" body would handle the 9-10 hours on my feet per… Continue reading My Father’s Heart: Always Seasoning

A Place for Dad

My Father’s Heart: The Heart of a Farmer

My father had the heart of a farmer. Thankfully, God made him with a strong work ethic because, believe me, farming takes a lot of work. From early morning to late nights there was always something that needed to be done to maintain the farm, especially a farm with animals. His day would start with… Continue reading My Father’s Heart: The Heart of a Farmer

A Place for Dad

My Father’s Heart

The memories are making my heart ache again. Facebook’s “See Your Memories” feature has been a daily reminder lately of an especially hard time in the life of our family. You see, it was two years ago that my father had to be placed in a nursing home; his final residence on this earth. Not… Continue reading My Father’s Heart

In The Living Room with Jesus

On Purpose: My Story Part 1

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose” I recently came across this quote by Dolly Parton and instantly loved it. I feel like it sums up my life story or at least how it is turning out to be. Sadly, in the beginning of my life my quote would have been better… Continue reading On Purpose: My Story Part 1

In The Living Room with Jesus

Joyfully Foolish

Well, we all made it through another April Fool’s Day. I personally think it is one of the strangest holidays ever invented. A day to make a fool of someone or to be made a fool of; I am not sure if we should celebrate either of those things. I personally hate feeling foolish. However,… Continue reading Joyfully Foolish

In The Living Room with Jesus

Motivations: Love or Fear

Making people happy motivates me; I think it may be a natural part of my personality and birth order to not want to let anyone down. I feel quite a bit of responsibility to make sure my spouse, children, family and friends are happy, especially with me. I get frustrated when I can't change a… Continue reading Motivations: Love or Fear