Devotional: No, No! Bad Roomba!
No, No! Bad Roomba! By Jim Mitchell A few years back, some neighbors of ours became internet famous when their hilarious family saga, now known as “the Poohpocalypse,” went viral in all its gooey detail. The short version: One night while the family was sleeping, their dog, Evie, pooped on the living room rug. A […]
Devotional: Still Getting Hit by the Same Tr...
Still Getting Hit By The Same Train? By Ed Uszynski The headline read something like this: “Man gets hit by train twice in same month.” Definite click-bait, but I couldn’t resist. I read on. Apparently, this guy got too close to the edge of the platform and got his arm mangled by a train coming […]
Devotional: My Wife Didn’t Know Who I Was
My Wife Didn’t Know Who I Was By Bruce Goff It was a home birth that went right and wrong. My wife gave birth to our healthy baby girl, but momma was losing blood. By the time the ambulance arrived, she had lost and regained consciousness. As she went by on the stretcher we made […]
Devotional: Life in a Dead Tree
Life In A Dead Tree By Sabrina McDonald My husband, Robbie, likes to split wood … by hand … for fun. (That kind of “fun” goes beyond me.) So, he keeps on the lookout for “good firewood.” One day we stood facing a jagged tree on our property that suffered a lightning storm. He explained […]
Devotional: Love It or List It?
Love It or List It? By Jim Mitchell My wife and I are home-improvement show junkies. Give us a relaxed Saturday afternoon and we’ll binge watch like nobody’s business. We’ve house-hunted vicariously all the way from Austin to Australia. We’ve spiced up kitchens, crashed bathrooms, and traded spaces. We’ve flipped ‘em, flopped ‘em, fixed ‘em […]
Couple’s Challenge After a little personal reflection time, sit down and share the marital “train” from the devotional you’d love to avoid in the future. In light of this, what’s one way you could love your spouse more virtuously? (Feel free to gently invite your spouse’s ideas or feedback, especially if you’re feeling clueless.) Consider […]
Couple’s Challenge Find a quiet, unhurried moment this week (e.g. early morning coffee, before bedtime) and read Psalm 139 together, alternating verses as you both read. Reflect a moment on the Psalm and make a few observations together. Then make it your goal to be fully known and fully loved in your relationship by intentionally […]
Couple’s Challenge Do some kind of physical exercise this week and push yourselves a little. Walking, riding bikes, yardwork. Together or separate. Whatever it takes to feel your bodies wanting to quit. Afterward, reflect on some of the challenges you’ve overcome as a couple because you didn’t give up. Discuss the ways God is using […]
Couple’s Challenge Decide today, afresh, that it’s official… this relationship is here to stay, a place where you’ll put down roots and build a shared history, an “ancient path,” with a lifetime of non-transferable memories. Celebrate your commitment to one another with something special, like writing love letters and reading them to each other, enjoying […]