Backward verse of the day (#4)

This backwards Bible verse is none other than the gospel in sum; Christ took our sins and become “poor” and we receive his righteousness and become “rich.” 2 Corinthains 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you […]

My Daughter’s Surgery

You know you’re a geeky family when husband and wife keep separate blogs. My daughter, Reese, had a hemangianoma (that’s med-speak for big ugly birthmark) removed on Monday. She did great and is back to her normal self now. If you’re interested, you can see before and after pictures on Laura’s blog.

Divorce, Shame, and Earthen Vessels (BVOTD #4)

I know a guy who seems to feel ashamed as a Christian because his marriage ended in divorce. While healthy marriages certainly can attest to the gracious work of Christ in two people’s lives, so can broken relationships and divorce. My friend seems to think that his Christian “witness” is lost and thus has not […]

Backward verse of the day (#3)

1 Corinthians 12:22-2: the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so […]

Snowbound, Let’s Sleep In Today…

Do you remember that song from 1993 by Donald Fagen (circa Steely Dan) called “Snowbound”? Don’t worry, no one else does either. But I woke up and saw the snow and couldn’t resist the I-tunes $.99 it cost me to ride my magic carpet back to an earlier decade. Here’s some of the lyrics to […]

Backward verse of the day (#1)

What Does the Name of This Blog Mean? Everything is Backwards, the name of this blog, refers to how in God’s economy things are reversed from what humans typically value. For example, “blessed are the poor,” or “the meek shall inherit the earth.” This principle first started to crystallize for me when studying the Sermon […]