What I learned about gentleness when I got bit in the hand – Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness, Preview

A couple weeks ago I was at my son and daughter-in-law’s house playing tug-of-war with their huge German Shepherd, Kash.  He grips one end of his toy stuffed-animal, while I hold the other end, usually tugging side to side.  Kash is way better at the game than me.  If he wants to hold tight, there isContinue reading “What I learned about gentleness when I got bit in the hand – Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness, Preview”

What my dog’s howling taught me about how God wants to change the world – Easter 2022, Romans 8, Part 5

We live just down the road from a local volunteer fire station, so we hear the fire siren quite regularly.  If my dog is outside when the siren goes off, my dog will start howling.  I don’t know why he doesn’t howl inside.  Only outside.  But here’s the thing.  He cannot control the howling.  WhenContinue reading “What my dog’s howling taught me about how God wants to change the world – Easter 2022, Romans 8, Part 5”

How our family pets taught us about the extremes in life – Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, Part 2

When she was about 7 years old, we got our daughter Meagan a floppy-eared rabbit named Bun Bun which we kept in a hutch outside on our side deck.  Every day before school, Meg would go out there to peek on Bun Bun, say Hi, and see how her rabbit was doing.  There really wasn’tContinue reading “How our family pets taught us about the extremes in life – Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, Part 2”