You are What You Speak

How many times have you told someone something, and regretted it?  You start arguing about something silly, and before you know it, an all out verbal war ensues.  Where did things go wrong?  You don't remember where the discussion turned into an argument, but now the damage is done! Proverbs 13 is full of practical... Continue Reading →

Advice: Give and Take

Henry Ford once said, "I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about?"  How many times do we let worry creep into our lives only to... Continue Reading →

Do You Value Wisdom?

Wisdom brings to mind images of the Most Interesting Man in the World, or Charlton Heston as Moses.  When God told Solomon to ask for anything in 2 Chronicles 1, and the response was "Give me wisdom and knowledge" [2 Chronicles 1:10], I often wonder if he realized the impact he would have on the... Continue Reading →


Today's devotional on Proverbs is very straight forward, but before you discount whether it applies to your life, let's dig deeper. Proverbs 7 is a warning about adultery, which is an extension of the last part of Proverbs 6.  The verses are very descriptive, and bring up images that contrast wisdom and destroying your life... Continue Reading →

Family Money‏

I am not a financial expert, and I have no ambition or qualifications to act as a financial planner, but lately I feel God has been helping me explore how to deal with stress around our family's finances.  How often have you thought a windfall like winning the lottery would reduce your stress level by... Continue Reading →

Stay Faithful: God and Science

As a kid I was embarrassed that God seemed to be at odds with the perspective of people I thought were intelligent.  Silly questions like "If God is omnipotent, why is there suffering?" led to more detailed inquiries about evolution, science, and social concerns.  As I matured into an engineer, I started to meet people... Continue Reading →

The Happiness Quotient

We are refreshed from spending time with family during the holidays, but a new year brings back our busy schedules. Around the new year we often think of resolutions to accomplish fitness goals, save more, or improve our devotional time. This year, as dread set in about returning back to our usual schedule, we did... Continue Reading →

Collin’s Story

I never realized how strong my wife was until December 28, 2010. We are a blessed couple, and have seen God work in amazing ways, but as a minister once told us, he often works his biggest miracles through other people. Each Christmas since 2010 I have looked at the holidays through a different lens,... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Collin Notes

We found out in September that we were expecting our fifth child. In July I had a positive pregnancy test, only to find out 2 weeks later that it had been a “chemical pregnancy” and I wasn’t pregnant anymore. In August, the doctor said that we could keep trying to have another baby, but that... Continue Reading →

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