In The Living Room with Jesus

Hands in the Soil

It is one of those perfect days here in Minnesota where the spring sun is shining and earth is calling for some seeds. My brother, who took over our family farm is hearing the loud call to get his planter out of the shed but sadly, with all the rain we are having, he has… Continue reading Hands in the Soil

Prayer Challenge

Prayer Challenge- Day 20

Day 20 Name of God to proclaim and focus your worship to: Jehovah El Emeth; (eh'-meth) אמת – The God of Truth: We find this name in Psalm 31:5 which says “Into Your hands I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O LORD, God of truth.” In John 14:7 Jesus says “I am the… Continue reading Prayer Challenge- Day 20

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: 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

In The Living Room with Jesus

Enough is Enough: My Story Part 2

Enough is enough! The weeds are back and I really need to do something about them this year. Too sick to do much about them last year I should not be surprised at their rapid advance. However, the ones that frustrate me the most are the ones I tried to deal with only to see… Continue reading Enough is Enough: My Story Part 2

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

The Poetry Corner

The Voice to Choose

There are voices that are speaking Loudly pointing out each flaw They long to strike their target With the longest, sharpest claw Each word carries explosives To destroy what has been built They make us feel mistaken So our hope begins to wilt Words used that pull opinions By pointing out each wrong The condemnation… Continue reading The Voice to Choose