More Than Enough

I am a guy whose natural inclination is to excess. I know you’d never guess that by looking at me.

By the grace of God, I married someone very thrifty… which is particularly important when you’re raising a large family. If she goes shopping, she tends to buy exactly what she expects she will need. If I go shopping, I tend to buy an extra of everything.

Those are our tendencies, though we have both been moderated somewhat by life’s practicalities. This is a very good thing.

But there are times when I realize that my innate wiring that makes me want to make sure there are at least two steaks for everyone (even when I know some will barely eat a half of one) is put there as a reminder. It points me to one of those ways I am like my Father. Continue reading More Than Enough

Where Do I Start?

Do you ever have a moment when you just don’t know what to say?

You see something or reflect on something that is just so great or so exciting or so dear to you that words simply do not come to mind to describe the overflow in your heart.

I’m a pastor… so being at a loss for words is, of course, a rare occasion. But I do have those moments. Like Paul, I often press on and try to put words to it anyway, but sometimes we have to ask, “Where do I start?” Continue reading Where Do I Start?