Section: Object Lessons

Taking Out The Trash

I heard the loud hiss from the air brakes and then the distinct rattle and bellowing of the diesel engine–a 5:am glance at the alarm clock caused me to sit upright in bed. It was Monday morning. It was the garbage truck! Did I take out the trash? I pulled on my trousers, my sneakers … Read more »

I Saw the Light

Lightning flashed across the fields, followed by booming thunder. “Here we go again,” I cried as electric power to our old farmhouse went dead, plunging us into a pitch-black background. As a youth, I often held my breath in the eerie darkness as I listened for sounds of Mama fumbling … Read more »

Instrument Rated Christians

I have a friend who flies jets and is an accomplished pilot.  His accomplishments didn’t happen overnight; it took years of hard work, study, discipline and training to attain to the position he now holds.  My friend, Shawn shared his instrument rating training experience with me and I was amazed … Read more »

The Baby Bird

Here is a living object lesson indeed! We rescued a baby bird one time and began feeding him. He was in our driveway and we would have run over him when we pulled out if I had not seen him. Initially, I caught him and put him in the bushes thinking he’d be safe there … Read more »

The Wedding Vows

There is great wisdom in men that submit themselves to the LORD and seek HIS guidance in their lives. A good friend, Pastor Hal Steenson, once told me about how he saw Ruth’s commitment to Naomi as a commitment that couples should make when they unite in marriage. He also told me that when he … Read more »

The Little Things

A gray blur registered in my peripheral vision, streaking from the couch to end under the dining room table.  Could it be a mouse? In our house? In the four years we have spent living in Thompsonville, not once have we had to deal with a mouse in the house.  If … Read more »

Reflections

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Sun was dying in the west on a crisp fall afternoon. It happened to be Friday, the “Preparation Day,” and I was anticipating the … Read more »

Useless Unless Broken

Whosoever shall fall upon this stone shall be broken… Luke 20:18
If there had been directions on the bottom of the alabaster box mentioned in the fourteenth chapter of Mark, they would have read “useless unless broken.” What an example this woman demonstrated by her actions, showing us the progression into the perfect … Read more »

Giving Our Heart to Our Lord

In the Bible, we are instructed to keep the law of God and the law of the land. We find in John 14:15 (NKJV) “If you love me, keep My commandments.”
Following this same vein, we find in Titus 3:1 (NIV) “…remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be … Read more »

The Matter of the Gray Matter

When someone says “gray matter,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s the brain of course, that jelly-like, wrinkled-up glob that fits snugly in our cranium. It’s our head computer that bosses around all our muscles, all our extremities and controls all our bodily functions.
However, if something … Read more »