Live Life With a Sword and a Trowel

Brandon Living

I the part of Nehemiah, in chapter four, when Nehemiah commands the families who are rebuilding the walls to grab both a sword and a trowel, and to rotate between who works and who stands guard. It’s a wonderful picture of the Christian life – one that Charles Spurgeon captured well in his classic publication, The Sword and the …

Jumping Squirrel

Today, We Take a Little Leap

Brandon Living

I’m writing this brief note just a couple of hours before my wife gets home… from work… for the last time (at least for a really, really long time). We’ve never done this before. She’s going to stay at home. She’s a little excited and a little nervous. I’m pretty happy about the whole experiment. We have other leaps coming …

I Owe, I Owe, It’s Off to Work I Go

Brandon Living

I remember seeing that phrase on a license plate once and laughing. But sadly, that’s how many of us live our lives. We work because we have to do so. I think it’s one of the reasons get-rich-quick programs are so successful at recruiting people. We have a dream, for some reason, of being rewarded for being less productive.