• Make it official.

    If you haven’t had a talk with God about current situations, make it official. “The Israelites went up to Bethel and inquired of God.” (Judges 20:18) In the previous chapter, a wicked, outrageous thing had happened that caused someone to die. So the Israelites were speaking out about it, trying to punish those guilty (the Benjamites) of the act, and purge the evil from Israel. The battle began. It wasn’t looking good for the Israelites; they were losing men left and right. A second and third time, the Israelites go and inquire of the Lord. Verse 23 says they went up and wept before the Lord until evening. Then in…

  • Fix my Focus

    When it’s Winter time and the Spring clothing line emails start coming in…fix my focus. When plenty of issues surround my family and then report cards show up in the mail box…fix my focus. When the clutter doesn’t clean up fast enough and unknown boxes just got delivered to my front door…fix my focus! The things right in front of our faces get all the attention! And they pop up out of nowhere. Everywhere. They jump in front of everything and everyone else. They become our focus. Transient things move around. They don’t stay a long time so we think we have to deal with it all at this very…