On Dandelions…

On Dandelions…

a reflection… My husband decided that since today is beautiful outside, but not too hot, he is going to cut the grass. Though I would normally be thrilled by this, I was not! You see, our grass is barely grass; it is mostly a tiny field of luscious dandelions, and I...

The Blog Has Changed…

Thanks to all who read this blog! I am back to writing again after having our daughter. The blog will begin again on Thursday, June 14. You can expect to see weekly posts every Thursday now. The general look and feel will also change slightly. I am incorporating...
Setting Hopes on God? or Riches?

Setting Hopes on God? or Riches?

Read: 1 Timothy 6:17-21 In the fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the shores of the East Coast of North America, wreaking havoc on much of the mainland Carolinas, New Jersey, and New York. At the time, Grant and I were living in Princeton, New Jersey (about an hour...
Where Are You Weakest?

Where Are You Weakest?

By Grant Vissers Read: 6:11-16 This passage begins Paul’s final instructions to Timothy, where Paul once again speaks over Timothy’s life and straight to his identity in Jesus. I remember the first time someone spoke the word leader over my life. It was a powerful...
Be Content With Who You Are

Be Content With Who You Are

Read: 1 Timothy 6:1-10 In Desiderata of Love, Max Ehrmann writes, “Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.” In this poem, he speaks of quiet contentment. This is not to say never change jobs or...
Guard Your Leaders

Guard Your Leaders

By Grant Vissers Read: 1 Timothy 5:17-20 I feel a little awkward writing my thoughts on this particular passage. Especially when Paul writes, “Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well, especially those who work hard at both preaching and...
Family Matters

Family Matters

Read: 1 Timothy 5:1-16 Mother Teresa is known to have said, “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” Peace begins in the home. If you think about it, this path to world peace has the greatest possibility of sustainability. If you act...
Let Your Actions Speak

Let Your Actions Speak

  Read: 1 Timothy 4:11-16 When I was a kid, I was a major thrill-seeker. I loved the scariest roller coasters and exciting activities, but I was rarely allowed to do them. First of all, most theme parks have an age requirement to go on the extra scary roller coasters....
Discipline Yourself

Discipline Yourself

Read 1 Timothy 4:1-10 Paul uses a lot of words throughout 1 Timothy that lend well to an analogy of training for a race or a fight. Have you ever run a long-distance race before? Perhaps you have run a marathon, a half marathon, or a 10 km race. I am much more of a...