Carpenter's Gallery

Chasing Rabbits

More than anything, my dog, Jack, loves to chase rabbits.  Every time he finds one he takes off after it at top speed.  He will get close and almost have it.  Then the rabbit will run off into the tall grass and make a sharp turn.  The dog will have no clue where the rabbit…

Our Running God

In 2 Corinthians 6:1, Paul says “We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. ” What does it mean to receive the grace of God in vain? The word vain means emptiness.  If someone delivers the message of God’s grace, it should fill…

Moog

Birds just love our pine trees.  Dozens and dozens of them build their nests there every year.  Many of them are so far up that you can’t see them well, but you can hear them all.  What a wonderful beautiful sound when they all come back in the spring.  But one type that builds their…

The Search

 “In the first chapter of the gospel of John (John 1:35-42), we find John the Baptist pointing out Jesus to two of his followers and declaring “Behold the Lamb of God!”  These disciples of John then began following Jesus.  Jesus noticed John’s disciples following Him, and asked them what they were seeking.  The men then…

Chuck it to the Dogs

If anyone could gain salvation through effort or position or being good enough, it was Paul. In Philippians 3:4, Paul lists his impressive credentials.  He ticked all the right boxes.  He had the right heritage, and upbringing. He was one of God’s chosen people.  He was from the tribe of Benjamin, which was one of…

The Biggest Most Horrific Mess Ever

Yesterday my wife was at a friend’s house and containers with two gallons of milk fell on the floor.  Oh what a mess!  They were able to quickly clean it up.  But there are some messes that are worse than that.  There are some messes that we cannot clean up ourselves. A large portion of…

Redundancy

I recently had a complex mold built.  The part shape is such that if the mold opens in the wrong  sequence, it will ruin the steel blocks that shape the part within the mold.  It would be very costly.  There is a plate that must move in order to drive the slides out to release…

What is Carpenter’s Gallery?

Carpenter’s Gallery is all about putting the work of the great Master Carpenter, Jesus, on display.  Look around you.  There is incredible beauty and design in everything throughout nature.  Leaves and insects and birds don’t just happen; they are designed.  People are designed too, Jesus, who is God, is the great designer and the maker…

When the Music Stops

Earlier this year I went to an estate sale.  Someone had passed away and their heirs were selling off the remaining possessions.  It was a lovely home, but nothing that unusual until you went into the back rooms.  Then it became quite obvious that the person who had lived here was obsessed with music.  There…