Unmet Expectations

Unmet Expectations

Psalm 40:5 “O Lord, our God, no one can compare with you. Such wonderful works and miracles are all found with you! And you think of us all the time with your countless expressions of love— far exceeding our expectations!” (The Passion Translation) I’m glad that God...
Navigating Disappointment

Navigating Disappointment

Proverbs 13:12 MSG “Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.” Have you ever stopped to consider how you personally handle disappointment when it shows up in your life?  After a year like 2020, we should...
Stockings of Hope

Stockings of Hope

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care      In the hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there”          (’Twas the Night Before Christmas by Peter, Paul and Mary) As with many, the Crowder holiday traditions have always included hanging stockings on the...
Know Your Benefits

Know Your Benefits

Psalm 103:2 NKJV “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:” The other day a friend of mine walked into the room where I was seated, and with a big grin on his face began to tell me about reading up on all the benefits his new place of employment was...
Fear is a Thief

Fear is a Thief

Growing up in east Texas on a small farm was everything you would imagine it to be. Collecting eggs from the hen house. Holding newly hatched ducklings or watching one of the mares give birth to a new colt. Feeding the cows and throwing hay bales up into the...