How to grow your love for God, part 5 (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree)

It is apple season, and my family actually has an apple tree in our yard.  The few apples that grew on the tree this year just fell down a few days ago.  They didn’t fall far from the tree.  Is that just an old adage?  What do apple trees matter to loving God?  Yesterday, inContinue reading “How to grow your love for God, part 5 (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree)”

How to grow your love for God, part 4 (why following his commands is not burdensome)

Does following God sometimes feel burdensome to you?  Can it seem like there are so many rules, and your heart and mind are not inclined to follow those rules?  If you’ve ever thought or felt something close to that, you’re not alone.  Many people have wondered why following God’s ways can be so difficult.  MostContinue reading “How to grow your love for God, part 4 (why following his commands is not burdensome)”

How to grow your love for God, part 2

Yesterday I referred to the axiom, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” but I didn’t talk about how it matters.  This week we are looking at Deuteronomy 11, and how to grow love for God, and I promise that I’ll eventually explain how the axiom about the apple tree relates to this. ButContinue reading “How to grow your love for God, part 2”