Insights: Two are better than one!

I was at the point of needing an extra person to assemble the walls together in my lower level.  My son-in-law helped me put in the first two walls and shoot nails into the concrete to secure the walls to the floor.  However, it was nap time and the fun of shooting nails into the concrete gave in to the need of granddaughters to get needed rest. But that doesn’t mean a guy can’t still have fun! Continue reading


Truth: Doctrine of Idleness – “Salute to the sluggard”

The following are great principles to teach every young person under the age of 16, so that when they join the work-force, they will understand their role and responsibility in life. They should be taught at home so that children learn and grow at home and when they launch into the world, they will reflect glory for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Doctrine of Idleness Continue reading

Q&A: Training Your Replacements: Honor Your Boss for Jesus’ sake 1 Tim. 6:1-5

The below includes suggested answers to the Message Based Discussion Questions for the message presented on Jun. 15, 2014. The suggested answers are personal and designed to stimulate thinking, not prevent it. Use in order to foster a better discussion in your group.

Genesis 2:15

How should you work on your job?

1) Honor Your Supervisor like you would honor Jesus 6:1-2 Continue reading

MSG: Training Your Replacements: Honor Your Boss for Jesus’ Sake 1 Tim. 6:1-5

This message was presented on June 15, 2014 as part of the 1 Timothy series.

My granddaughter Sarah, will often say, “Grandpa, look at my picture!”  I’ll respond, “Good job, Sarah!” Then her sister Emma will say, “Grandpa, look at MY picture!” And I’ll say, “Emma, that is very good!” Then at times Sarah will say, “Grandpa, do you want me to show you my new dance?” And of course, I’ll say, “Sarah, that would be great!” And after affirming her, her little sister Emma, will say, “Grandpa, watch my new dance!” And she’ll try something similar. Continue reading

Insights: God’s Work in and through You!

I’ve begun reading through Scripture again (a little early) for my devotions as I read through Scripture each year, and wanted to get a jumpstart on 2014. I was motivated in the study of “The Joy of the Promise” recently and saw a remarkable phrase in Genesis 4:1, “Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.” Continue reading

Insights: Work in Colossians 1:29

I’m preparing a message from Genesis 2 and 3 for our advent season and the passage begins with Genesis 2:15, “Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.” God put Adam to work in a perfect environment before the Fall. That indicates the biblical importance of work and the blessing that comes through it. God put Adam to work, so Adam would learn to depend on the Lord. Continue reading