Month: April 2018

Bringing a Pen Light Spelunking

I think I know why we are only supposed to see a step or two ahead. We may have a destination in mind; the perfect job, the comfortable retirement, a life free of cancer – (13 years and counting!!), finishing that college degree, whatever your choice. The Lord may even have placed that goal in your heart and it may be his purpose for your life, but getting there is a process. There is only one who can see each and every stone or twist or challenge there may be between here and there and if we were able to see it all we may be too overwhelmed to even take that first step…

Where Faith Is Formed

There are times in our lives when things become crystal clear. We are able to recall events from years gone by, understand how they have brought us to where we are right now, and peer into the distance like an archer down the shaft of his arrow to […]

Moving Mountains

I have heard over the years that we should “dream big dreams” and “believe for great things”. I agree we need to have hope for our future and press on toward the goal, but we also need to find peace in the present and release from the past. Carrying age-old hurts and battles around weighs us down and they are a constant distraction from the big dreams and great things that we are called to. Letting go, however, is often much more difficult than we think and moving on means leaving some things behind – you can never take it all with you…

The Low Point

It was a very rare form of lung cancer. Mine was only the second case they had seen in the last ten years at Marquette General.  Slow growing and non-invasive but cancer just the same.  No Chemotherapy, no radiation, just resection. Because of where it was they had […]

Through Is The Only Way

The events of the past inform those of the present and the future is a consequence of both. Perspective is the salve that lessens the pain and promotes the healing. I have learned that I am a product not only of the pain I have experienced but also […]

Missing Pieces

When I was a kid, we had in our kitchen a drawer full of random stuff. Odds and ends, things that were not used very often or half used but might be needed again someday. We called it our “junk drawer”. If someone was looking for something we would always tell them to check in the junk drawer and very often the needed thing would be found there. I have a similar box in my garage for odd screws, nails, fasteners of all kinds. I’ll often sift through it when I need a certain size or type of screw or nail and I will usually find it in there somewhere. I’m sure we all have these kinds of treasure troves of useful items that we keep for that time when we just might need that missing piece…

Ryan Callahan's Blog

A Christian Author's blog to help people come to Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world.

Driving Thought

Consider This . . .

Impatient Snapdragons

Dynamic Backpacking Duo

DIY Projects With Pete

do justly, love mercy, walk humbly

Regular Pastor

Following Jesus, Leading His Church

Milligan's Gander Hill Farm

A Beginning Farmer

Daily Thankful

I promise to take the time each day to remember something specific and different, and offer a prayer of thankfulness to God for His continued faithfulness in my life.

Matthew Winters (Honest Thoughts from a Pastor)

The life, ministry, & thoughts of a Christ-follower, husband, dad, & minister

TLP

Finding Clear and Simple Faith

atimetoshare.me

My Walk, His Way - daily inspiration