change, children, christian faith, communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, family values, love, parenting

Phones!? Making memories in the moments!

To the man I run by frequently in my neighborhood. You are outside with your kids, fun!  They are running and playing and having a blast!  From time to time they say, "look daddy" and you glance over and smile. Then you look back down, at your phone. To the man sitting next to me… Continue reading Phones!? Making memories in the moments!

christian faith, discernment, discipline, family values, gratitude, Health, love, time management

When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”

The Monday after Thanksgiving, I felt like a fat failure. I'd not worked out in several days and had over indulged in turkey, dressing and a lot of other things. The "black cloud" of the panic to get my double work out in (punishing myself) asap was following me around. At the same time, I… Continue reading When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”

anger, change, christian faith, communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, family values, gratitude, love, Perception

Distractions can be dangerous….

] For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. "OK everyone, let's keep the main thing the main thing." Yes and a big amen. The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and… Continue reading Distractions can be dangerous….

career moves faith, change, christian faith, diligence, discernment, discipline, family values, gratitude, love, Perception

Is God “good?” One question at a time….

Is God “good?” It was a defining moment. Though I’d been a Christian for years, the question loomed in my mind for days. “Do you believe in the Goodness of God?” 

The pastor even made the statement that if in all of our Biblical knowledge and years of study we still doubted the “goodness” of… Continue reading Is God “good?” One question at a time….

christian faith, discernment, discipline, family values, Health, love

No more Bible studies? What about you?

It was definitely a defining moment. I counted over 52 competed Bible studies! Before you make any assumptions, please know that I'm not bragging. Becoming a Christian for me came much later in life. I was "saved" numerous times throughout my childhood. But it wasn't until my 30's that I got serious. All of those… Continue reading No more Bible studies? What about you?

career moves faith, change, christian faith, communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, love

Why you can’t “make it happen…”

  I've seen countless people working so hard to "make things happen." I've been guilty myself of getting in a hurry to spring into action with my latest crazy idea. Worthy causes, great people, even better innovative ideas. Yet until God is clearly moving in our midst,  we are best to wait. Read a great… Continue reading Why you can’t “make it happen…”

anger, change, christian faith, communication, diligence, discernment, discipline, gratitude, love, slow to speak

Dear Christian, this is NOT how to win the world…..

Few things make me angrier than when someone in the Body of Christ "falls" or sins and other Christians begin to attack. I've seen it numerous times but recently I could not contain my frustration. Seems someone somewhere had determined Beth Moore was no longer fit to be amongst their options for Bible study authors… Continue reading Dear Christian, this is NOT how to win the world…..