Patience Part 3

Patience Part 3

Last Week Last week, we discovered that to grow in patience, we must train in patience under the proper nutritional and recovery conditions – doing spiritual disciplines such as worshipping together in small groups, having private prayer time, and engaging...
Patience Part 2

Patience Part 2

Last Week Last week, we looked at two manifestations of patience: short-term and long-term. The one difference that we focused on was the frequency. Typically, we’ll experience more short-term opportunities, such as waiting in line (ugh, who wants to do...
Patience Part 1

Patience Part 1

What things test your patience in your world? Is it traffic? Slow internet? Waiting in line at the store? Perhaps it’s a train on the tracks or taking your wife-to-be shoe shopping. (Ask me about that one sometime.)  When my girls were younger, they liked...
Letting go

Letting go

In August of 2023, I experienced a first in my life. At 47, a diminishing number of these are left, as my kids quickly remind me. And so I relish the firsts when they come. Except this one. This one, I didn’t. At least not initially. This first was my oldest daughter...
Be a delight

Be a delight

I am not always the easiest person to be around. If you ask my wife, she will, without equivocation, affirm that statement. I can be hard to love. I can be impatient, stubborn, and prideful at times, refusing to admit when I’ve screwed up even though I know I’ve...