Archive | August 2014

We Are More Than Conquerors

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Romans 8:37)

What does it look like when you are “more than a conqueror”?

Picture the boxer who wins the world championship and takes home a ten-million dollar prize. He’s battered and bruised, but he is the champion. He is an example of a conqueror.

Now when he comes home after the bout, he hands the check to his wife. She’s the one who is more than a conqueror. Read More…

How a Dog Taught Me About Unconditional Love

Years ago, my wife and I both wanted a dog. I wanted a big, masculine, hunting dog; she wanted one of those sissy little dogs. At that time, we had been negotiating on twenty acres of property west of the cities that would give my big dog plenty of room to run—a personal prerequisite for getting one. We eventually reached an agreement. I would get Lynne a little dog if she would have a good attitude about my big dog. She agreed and I went on to buy her Muffin, a little Yorkshire Terrier. Before I could buy my big dog, though, the deal on the property fell through. I wound up without my big dog or our new property; plus, I was stuck with a little dog I didn’t want. That dog, Muffin, had two strikes against her when she came.

Muffin was the most affectionate thing you ever saw, but she had a challenge on her hands because I had a bad attitude about how the dog situation turned out. Read More…