Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dude, You Are Making Daddy Look Really Bad!

This past weekend was a rough one over at our house. We were getting things ready for a great Memorial Day weekend when a fog of sickness rolled into our place.
Usually with three kids any sickness that occurs bounces around like a ping pong ball between all three of them and you spend a few days following the "contaminated" one around with a vomit bowel, Lysol, and medicine.
Fevers, meltdowns, whimpers and everything that goes with sick kids will usually happen.
This time everyone got it at once. It was as if someone ordered a round of "Puny-ness" for all my friends!
On Sunday, my youngest son, Blake was having some major meltdowns and it seemed like the only way to help him was to just hold him close.
I honestly believe that the one thing that made these meltdowns so bad was the shirt that he was wearing.
The shirt?
Across the front, emblazoned in LARGE letters  was the phrase:

Now normally this would be a shirt that I would love to see him wear, but not on this day and especially not like this.

This is the kind of shirt that makes a dad smile when they shake off a tumble to the floor or a "head encounter" with the corner of the coffee table.

But in a day like this?

I found myself telling him, "Dude, you are making Daddy look really bad! Change your shirt, or change your disposition."

It reflected on Daddy.

I know he was not feeling well, but the thought of what I had told him stuck with me when I read a very familiar passage.

"The LORD is my shepherd;..." ~Psalms 23:1
I was reading Psalms 23 and quite honestly it caused me to do a bit of soul searching.
We know this Psalm mainly from funerals and the occasional message in church, but it is more than just a “Funeral Psalm”. This was a testimony from a man who had been a literal shepherd and despite all of the frustrating qualities that he had found in sheep he cared for, he found many similarities between a sheep’s characteristics and his own. This is actually the testimony of anyone who claims Christ as the Savior and Lord of their life.
The term, "Christian" is a very loosely thrown around term and in some cases it can be worn like a status symbol. It means, "Little Christ" and this was a derogatory remark that people threw on the disciples of Christ because their actions, words and way of life reminded people of the Christ. This was not something people called themselves because they did not feel worthy to carry His title.

The name of this blog is, “The Man and the Wall” not “Sheep and their ways” so I will not go into massive amounts of detail on the similarities of sheep and the spiritual walk of the believer but I will state the most obvious one as I see it displayed in the twenty third Psalm and verse one.
“The Lord is my Shepherd…”

The Sovereign God of the universe is the one who cares for me and directs me.
This is an identity claimed bond between the sheep and their shepherd. Like a family tie. The actions, behaviors, and words of one indirectly or directly reflects upon the other.

I read this and meditated on it and instantly the mental image of a fourteen month old in the middle of a massive meltdown wearing a shirt proclaiming “I’m as tough as Daddy” came crashing through the door of my mind.

Let me ask you the question that I had to confront myself with when I read this passage.

“How do you represent that statement with the words and actions that are projected to those that God has placed in your life at home as well as out and about?”

We all claim God as our shepherd but really that is more than just putting on the title “Christian” or telling people “I’m like Daddy in the way that I ________?”

A sheep that is spiritually sick and malnourished does not speak well of the shepherd. A sheep that is constantly choosing to find things to complain about and ways to rip into other sheep does not represent the shepherd very well.

Does your Shepherd (Daddy) really provide for you that poorly? Is your Shepherd (Daddy) really that dense when it comes to the purpose of your life? I think that now more than ever it is important for us to ask this question of ourselves.

We love to proclaim, “Greater is He that is you than He that is in the world” when things are going our way, but that statement is true when God’s purpose in our lives crosses over the boundary of what we consider to be fair. God’s purpose, not His fairness determines the circumstances of our life. Just in case I wrote that too fast, let me re-write that statement:


If we were operating on God’s fairness, then Jesus would have never gone to the cross and we would all be in hell at this very moment. That would be fair, because it surely wasn’t fairness that hung Jesus on the cross. It was God’s purpose for Jesus to be the Lamb that was slain from before the foundation of the world, and it is His purpose that dictates the circumstances in your life and in mine.

His resurrection meant that we have life! His Holy Spirit that is within the believer is the powerful testimony that the “Words we wear on our shirt that describe our similarities to Daddy” are in fact correct.

Paul put it this way, “Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh” and this is more than a suggestion. That is the very key to our actions, words, and attitudes being now able to match what is written on the shirt!
I want to represent Daddy well because I now operate on a power that is not my own. It is as it has always been before I even realized it, about Him and not about me.

We can truly say and live the words:





Let’s take it a bit further shall we, because if God’s Holy Spirit indwells us we can truly reflectively wear the shirt that says:

You can go down the list on this and to doubt the ability that God says you now can be these things is arrogance and unbelief. It is in a sense saying to God, “I know that you say that it is now possible through you to live this way, but my circumstance is somehow greater than your ability in me to do this.”

This morning, before you go out Christian, what does your shirt say? Is it a true reflection of Daddy? It can only be a true reflection through the life surrendered to Him!

Climbing with you,


Saturday, May 25, 2013

It's Time to Clean House!


I have a hard time in church.

I guess I always have, and it has nothing necessarily to do with the sermon preparation and delivery of the pastor (Ok, for one it did) and it has nothing to do with the people that go to my church. I heard a story one time about that one and it made me laugh

One balmy day in the South Pacific, a navy ship espied smoke coming from one of three huts on an uncharted island. Upon arriving at the shore they were met by a shipwreck survivor. He said, "I'm so glad you're here! I've been alone on this island for more than five years!"
The captain replied, "If you're all alone on the island why do I see THREE huts."
The survivor said, "Oh. We'll, I live in one, and go to church in another."
"What about the THIRD hut?" asked the captain.
"That's where I USED to go to church."

I have a problem with church because I have the mind of a cartoonist. I see a person and I instantly break their posture, facial expressions and mannerisms down into shapes on the tablet sketch pad of my mind.

If you ever see me laughing as I talk to someone, please understand that I am fighting for my sanity with an internalized war to keep from mentally cartooning the person I am speaking with. I blame my dad because I have a love for the bizarre from him. I really do fight it, but for an ever running mind and imagination church can seem like a cartoonist's mental buffet. You may have shared a church service with me and are wondering even now, "Was I cartooned? Did he just cartoon me?" The answer is, "Probably yes".

So words that are spoken around me evoke certain images. For example, whenever I hear the word heart, I immediately think of a house.

For this blog post I would like to give you my brain for a minute. Please, don't thank me and yes I know that you would have preferred to just take a solid sock on the jaw and be done with it but really, it won't be that bad. 

Are you ready?

Ok, the word is... Heart.

Our heart is like a house and since it is in fact our house, we have the choice about what we furnish that house with. We can choose to fill it with things that honor Christ, or we can fill it with things of the world.

 My wife and I used to be slightly addicted to watching this show some time back called “CLEAN SWEEP” it was one of those “Let me have your house overnight while I show you what you could have if you weren’t such a slob yourself!” shows.

 We used to watch it all the time and I remember that there was a bubbly host, several designers, and some organizers; one of my favorites was a guy with a kind of British accent. There were some carpenters, and then there were the homeowners. The host of the show and his crew completely took over your house and your life and gave you a newly redecorated room by the end of the show. Now I know you get a remodeled room out of the deal, but the price you pay is just a little too much in my book.

They trot into your house with there TV cameras, and present your poor up keeping abilities to the rest of us in the world so that our up keeping abilities don’t seem nearly as shabby as yours.

They then show us how in twenty four hours they can do with our house, and personal lives what we have been unable to do since we were born. They clear out all the unnecessary junk.

The first thing they do is put everything in the house on the yard and the reason for this is so that you can better see what all you have.

This alone can be a shocker. Just seeing all the junk sitting there and asking yourself, “Did I really have all this stuff in my house?”

 Almost always, these people ultimately discover that if they just cleaned out the stuff that did not really matter, they could have the house that they always wanted to have.

 I am amazed at how much junk that people have.

 One of the organizers refers to the sweep as “PURGING” .The designer will pull the owner of the home to the yard, and make him or her justify why certain things should stay, and why certain things should go.

 They show you what is important to have in order to have the house the way you always wished it could be, and what is causing it to not be that house you always wanted it to be.

 One person had big pink rabbit chairs for there kids (who were now married and living our of state)

 One person had 32 pairs of shoes. It was really sad when they were exclaiming that ”I have shoes that I have never even worn…”

Some people had furniture, exercise equipment, clothes, bikes, and electronics that have never even used before.

Just clutter that has all that time been piling up to the point that they no longer have any room to have what they have always wanted…a neat, clean and organized house.


 I used to love watching people part with things they didn't need. I have seen people cry, yell, pout,throw things, argue and make fools of themselves.

However, when the moment arrives to see the redesigned rooms they gasp, and cry, and jump up and down with excitement over the clean, neat design they now have. They hug and praise the same organizer that they have been screaming at.

 They had the beautiful room long before the designer came along; they just needed an organizer to help them PURGE” away the junk from what really mattered.

 Almost all of the people on the show would say basically the same thing.


 Now my house is not the largest house in the world, and there are a lot of things that I would not mind having in that house, but the realistic truth of the matter is that my house is not the largest house in the world.

The Bible makes reference to our heart, and the importance of it (Not the organ version of it, but the house version of it)

"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."     ~Proverbs 4:23

 This is not talking about a magazine collection, it is speaking about the things we go through in life and the importance of protecting our heart because issues of your life will be settled in your heart, and if we fail to protect it we are certain to fail in our Christian life.

"Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee." ~Proverbs 23:6-7

What is in your heart is certain to come out, like a submarine it has to surface some time, and when what is in your heart does there is no hiding it.

When you speak what has been buried in your heart will surface to reveal what has been in there all along…What do you talk about?

I see our heart like a house.

It is not the largest house in the world so when it comes to things to furnish that house with we should be cautious.

Space is a precious commodity.
When we choose to put things in, that means there are things that we have to choose to leave out.

Every one of us has this picture of what a walk with God should be like, to pray and really feel as though God stops the traffic in heaven to listen, and wants to talk back to us. We imagine being the strong Christian, and standing for God when those around us don’t.
We have a picture in our mind about how awesome it would be to have a heart for God. But we look around our heart and we see what we have, a cluttered mess, and we think. There is no way I could ever have the Christian life I would like to have, so why even try. After all, that must just be for the designer Christians.

And our heart becomes even more cluttered than it was before.

Paul seemed to know what it was like to have a clean sweep in his heart, because he talks a little bit about it in the book of Ephesians.

"If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."  ~Ephesians 4:21-32

I don’t know about you, but if I am saved I am going to enjoy it.

Not a Holier than thou, but happier than thou attitude. For the longest time I was convinced that being a Christian and having a sense of humor was a bad combination. The only time some Christians laugh is if it is at someone else's expense.

I would not want to sit around the house moping through my Christian life because it is not where I wanted it to be.

“Bro.Dan, is your Christian life where you want it to be?”

NO, but that doesn’t have to stop me from trying to get it where I think it should be.

 The Christian life is like a hike remember? It’s a journey

If you look at your heart today and see a cluttered mess with bad thoughts on the walls, wrong words littering the room, ugly gossip and bad attitudes strewn all over the floor, or perhaps your vision of what a heart for God should look like is no where close to what you want it to be.You may be in need of a spiritual...



Some times we don’t even know what we have in the house, or how cluttered our heart is until we just get honest with ourselves. What have you been hanging on to?
I heard a question on the radio today that made me think.
"What is it that you know you should throw away, but you probably never will?"

What a great question for us to get honest with the Lord and ask.

"Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." ~Psalms 139:23-24

David was asking God to take a good look with him to see if there were some things that needed to be purged.

The Holy Spirit will show us the things that need to go, but we must be the ones to ask God to help us “purge”.

Once we can see what is cluttering up our heart, it makes it easier to see what needs to go and what needs to stay.


Some times when we can see things for what they are we have a chance to see if it is really what we want taking up space in our heart.

Gossip is not just letting people know what is going on. It’s a fire that destroys without thought, and is difficult to stop.

"Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth." ~Proverbs 26:20

LYING is not just fibbing, or telling a story.It is something that God hates.

"These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." ~Proverbs 6:16-19

Ephesians 4 tells us to choose things to occupy the space that will help, not hinder.

If I am going to have a clean sweep in my Heart, get the walk with God that I want, have the Christian life that I want to have, it requires a daily purging.

A set aside time when I Drag it all out to God, Ask if I really need to keep it, and finally...


The thing to do is to ask him to help us, and then keep pushing for the goal.

Choosing the types of things to furnish our heart with that will matter.
It is a process for sure, but it is worth it to be able to fully identify with what Jesus says in John 10:10.
"I came to give you life and life more abundantly"
It is our identity in Christ that when it is fully understood allows us to see the rooms that we always wanted to have. He is a great designer. Keep that in mind as you take some time even today to just get honest with Him about the things that you have allowed in your house.
Thanks for sharing my mind today.
Climbing with you,

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The"Metal Part" of life.

I was driving home in my truck with my very young (at the time) son and we were having quality "Cab time". Not sure what that is?
"Cab Time" is coveted time in my heart. The cab of my truck during these times is a no holds barred conversation pit. If there is something on my kids mind they have the opportunity to get it out in the open in the cab of my truck. We talk about anything and everything. It can be pretty intense and if you have problems with breaking things down multiple times in a row, then "Cab Time" is probably not for you.
We have discussed the differences between hot wheels cars and matchbox cars (Yes there is a major difference) , time travel, hurtful words, personality disorders of Zebras in their migrating patterns, and basically anything and everything a child can think of.
As we have taken this time I am always amazed at the different burdens and thoughts that my kids can carry on their hearts and minds. Once my three year old daughter needed to know what made bird poop white. This was a major concern with her and it was while we had an in-depth discussion about the internal plumbing of North American whooping cranes that I was reminded of how special this little girl truly is and how beautiful her heart is!
This night was different. This "Cab Time" was a time stop moment.

My family had recently been to Illinois for a family trip and had the opportunity to have spent some time with some of my wife's family. My wife had taken the kids with her to visit with her mom's sister, "Aunt Marge". It was during this visit that Clark had gotten to be re-acquainted with his Aunt Marge.                                                                       
She was a saint who loved children and found tremendous delight in being surrounded by family that she could pour out her love on. When she saw my kids that night they had dinner, she took complete ownership of making sure that they knew how much they were loved and that they knew that she believed that each of them were so smart and beautiful. Aunt Marge was in the closing years of her life and her health was slipping away from her.                                                                                     
We had received word that "Aunt Marge" had graduated this world to be part of the kingdom that she had longed to see and I had no idea that Clark was deep in thought about this event, so as we began our trip home, "Cab Time" came to life.
"Daddy", He asked. "I really liked Aunt Marge, and she made me feel so very important. I am really sad that she died." He began to cry as he then asked why God made people die if He loved them.
There is not one adult that I know of that if given the chance for "Cab Time" with their heavenly Father would not ask the same question in their own unique way.
In fact, I remember one night not too long ago receiving a call from a parent whose teenager was stoned out of their mind and near collapse. As I sat next to that teenager on the couch they looked at me through tears and asked, "Is this all there is? Why does God allow so much pain in my life?".

It is in the book of James that I found the answer for this question.

"Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that." ~James 4:13-15
I looked at this verse wrong for so long. It was always presented to me in the light that I only had so much time to do as much as I could for the Lord. While it is true that we only have so much time to serve the Lord, this is not what the verse is saying.
James is making the point that it is not guaranteed that we have a tomorrow and that living in the future is in fact wasting the present. Living in the future is living in fantasy. It may or may not happen the way we imagine it to be. Likewise, living in the past is also wasting the present. The past cannot be changed or corrected. Paul counted the past accomplishments as dung. All of us would change something about our past, but we cannot.
That leaves only the present.
Life in general is referred to as a vapor. Just a wisp of air.
As Clark struggled to express his feelings to me about how sad he was over the loss of his re-acquainted new friend, my gaze rested on a cord that was on the floor of my truck.
 It was a little brass tipped headphone jack for my phone. I picked it up and told Clark about the verse that you and I just looked at.
"Clark, do you see how this cord has a metal part to it?", I asked?
"Now just imagine that the dark part of this cord stretched on and on and in fact it never stopped. It just went on forever. This metal part is the part of the cord that we get to live here on this earth. It is just a vapor of time we have been given to glorify God."
The fact is that most people have absolutely no comprehension of eternity. Life for them here is all that there is. Just the metal piece.
They spend all of their time and energy and most of the "Metal part" working for the last 16th of an inch of "metal part".
Everything that they do is centered on that little bit of life that they can see.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
                                                                                             ~Matthew 6:19-21
We get it backwards really fast.
Then He drops the big bomb!
"Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?   Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?   And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?   Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." ~Matthew 6:25-34
He has just been approached about settling a legal dispute. He informs the hopeful lawsuit happy man that His purpose was not to handle legal disputes and then draws a parable about a man that lived for himself and trusted in what he had for security. He lets them know that the purpose for the "metal part" of the cord of life was to seek God.
Life is a vapor.
It is just the metal part of a never ending cord.
This life is not about us. It never has been. It has always been about Him!
Yes, we get to enjoy it, but the "metal part" is not about us. It has always been about Him.
The "Metal Part" is our gift from God and it is and it is our opportunity to surrender to Him the one thing that we will not have the ability to give Him after we meet him.
Our Time.
 Just the "Metal Part" of a never ending cord.
Climbing with you,

Monday, May 20, 2013

You May Need To Get Your Eyes Checked!!!


When I was growing up it always seemed to me that around our house, nearly every physical problem that arose always seemed to be summed up with the statement,

“Well, we just need to go get your eyes checked.”

It really did not matter what the situation was, the bottom line diagnosis across the board was an eye exam.

“But mom, the car rolled over my foot!!!” or “But he fell out of a tree!!!” the answer was the same. “Well, we just need to go get your eyes checked.”

 Please understand that what I heard my parents say as a kid and what they actually said were two different things. It seemed to me as if that was always the “thing to do”.


I always fought getting my eyes checked because I just knew that if I had ever went to the eye doctor I would leave there with a pair of six inch thick lenses.
 I would argue with her that an eye doctor was similar to an oil change station. “Mom, you can never go into an oil change place without them printing up a list of everything that was minutes away from breaking down on your car. They are there to sell hoses, clamps, and gaskets. An eye doctor is there to sell glasses. There in no one who ever just walked in and walked out with a cleared chart. They will find something wrong.”

 I was a kid. Kid’s reasoning can stay with us as adult because kids grow up to be adults. Just because a person grows in age, it does not mean that their understanding in certain areas will mature. I think the thing that always rattled me the most about the eye doctor’s office would be the machines they had.

 Psalms thirteen plays out very much like a patient’s visit to the eye doctor’s office.

 King David had eye trouble. He was sitting in The Eye Doctor’s office and He was asking God to help him with his vision.  

 “How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?” ~Psalms 13:1-2

David is struggling to resolve some issues in his life and he felt completely overwhelmed. David was a man after God’s own heart because David was after God’s heart. He was consumed with discovering God’s heart.
Isn't it funny how fast things that seemed clear at one time can get blurry?
He is bringing his frustrations to God and as he fills the chart he then asks something very intriguing of Him.


“Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;” ~Psalms 13:3

He asks The Doctor to enlighten his eyes. The word “Enlighten” means to “illuminate”. The Illuminate means to: 1) See clearly. 2) make free from prejudices.

 He asks God to help him see something that he was missing. To correct his vision.

 Like an ophthalmologist would use a Bio-Meter.  Help me look through your lenses until I am able to see the proper view of the circumstances that surround me.


Almost as if an optometrist would ask their patients as they try different settings on the Phoropter that they are looking through, “Can you see better now? No? Alright, then how is this?”

Continuing to adjust through the settings until the patient is able to see clearly.

 “But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”
                                                                                                             ~Psalms 13:5

 Notice what setting corrects David’s vision.



 Meditating means to think about in great detail. Think for a minute about the Mercy that God extended to you in your life when He reached down into your life through the offering of His son Jesus.


“The greatest problem we have is not our circumstance. The greatest problem that we have is thinking that our circumstance somehow negates God’s purpose in our life.”

 Romans 8:28 tells me that God works ALL things for my good even if I cannot seem to see it at the time that I am going through it.

 The first setting toward identifying corrective vision is to meditate on God’s mercy. David then goes on to another setting.




 I can just see David’s face after the “Salvation lens” clicks into place. His entire focus has now shifted from his troubles to entirely be able to focus on God. Notice his remarks as he leaves The Doctor’s office.

 “I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.” ~Psalms 13:6

 David’s song of woe completely changes into a song of joy!

HE is now able to focus on the things in life that had become blurry to him. God’s love for him and God’s care for the circumstances of his life.

I made an eye chart to help remind myself about God’s presence when I begin to lose focus. I placed it in my work area, because that can be a place where a man’s focus can become “blurry in a hurry”.

It seems as if people just cannot seem to resist taking an eye test when they walk by one of these things. In fact, several people took the time to stop and begin self testing their vision on my homemade sign. They would get to a point and say, “I can’t read any further.”

I would reply, “You need to keep moving closer to the source until you can read the message.”

They would scoot closer and as soon as they got the message of the eye chart they would smile and without fail say, “Thanks, I really needed that today!”


We all do, so I decided to post it here for you to take as well, because things can get “blurry in a hurry”, and if we are going to express the indwelling Christ to those around us properly, we need “Corrected Vision.”

 I am sounding like my mother here, but it does not matter what pain and circumstance is going wrong in your life, “You need to get your eyes checked!!!”


Climbing with you,