Analogies

Beware of Spiritual Mistletoe: An Analogy

Mistletoe is a familiar sight and symbol of Christmastime. Often hung in doorways and adorned with ribbon, the little green sprigs with white berries bring love and affection wherever they go. As tradition holds, anyone found standing underneath one is fair game for a holiday kiss. While the history and symbolism of the tradition make… Continue reading Beware of Spiritual Mistletoe: An Analogy

Analogies

Proverbs 4:23: Paint the Yellow Lines of Your Heart

Photo by Raban Haaijk on Unsplash The high school where I teach is huge. With 204 teachers, two buildings, and over 3,300 students, it’s bigger than some small towns. The parking lot is also large to accommodate both staff and upper-class students who have their own cars. As I pulled into the parking lot this past week, I… Continue reading Proverbs 4:23: Paint the Yellow Lines of Your Heart

Analogies

When Christians Face the “Marshmallow Test”

In the 1970’s, Stanford University conducted a research project involving four-year-old children, marshmallows, and the idea of delayed gratification. The results of the experiment were later shown to be indicators of how successful those same individuals would be when they grew up. Recently it occurred to me that God has His own version of the… Continue reading When Christians Face the “Marshmallow Test”