I’ve Got This

I’ve Got This

Many people go through seasons of their lives with an “I’ve got this” attitude. They convince themselves they know what’s best in a particular situation, or how to fix a particular problem. And they hold onto that belief… until they can’t...
Minding Your Own Business

Minding Your Own Business

I sat around the table with a group of friends and felt sorry for myself. They all ate fabulous food like bagel & egg sandwiches and western omelets and deep-fried hash browns.  Real breakfast food.  Delicious breakfast food. Me?  I peeled two sad...
Drop the Stones

Drop the Stones

I’ve had stones thrown at me, and it changed my life. It is a part of my history that I’ll never shake. Lately, I’ve been thinking about history. In its simplest definition, history is the story of our lives. But history isn’t just a static record of events; the...
The Missing Valentine

The Missing Valentine

It was 1932. The 4th-grade classroom walls were covered with Valentine’s Day hearts, and intricate snowflakes the children had made decorated the windows. Dorothy (my mother) sat at her desk busily putting the finishing touches on her beautiful Valentine’s Day card....
Stick and Stones and Dead Man’s Bones

Stick and Stones and Dead Man’s Bones

In the 1970’s, I worked for a company as a set up and service technician. During my 5,000 hours of training to earn Journeyman status, I was introduced to the micrometer, and the 1/1000th of an inch adjustment. That experience taught me that even the slightest change...
You Can Go First

You Can Go First

I was scrolling through my phone the other morning and came upon this gem.  It’s a letter from my one nephew to the other when they were approximately 7 and 5 years old.  Dear Josh,My time has been great with you.  Can you be more nicer please.That...
What Do I Do with this Church Hurt?

What Do I Do with this Church Hurt?

Taking a deep breath, I stepped into my favorite coffee shop and looked around. She wasn’t there yet. I bought a coffee and found a seat by the windows, all the while hyper-aware of every person walking through the door. I tried to be calm, but I felt terrified. This...
Super Natural

Super Natural

My son quipped, “I’m not superstitious. I’m just normal-stitious.” I started thinking about that word, “super”. If I’m super cool, that means I’m really cool. If I’m super nice, that means I’m extremely nice, so if we live in a natural world, maybe it isn’t as real as...
A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

So, 2020 has ended, and many are saying, “Hallelujah!” To grossly understate it, 2020 was an interesting year. But as I launch into a new year, this passage of Scripture comes to mind… Isaiah 43:18-19 (NCV), The Lord says, “Forget what happened before, and do not...
The Truth About January 1st

The Truth About January 1st

I think it’s time we face the facts about January 1st. Not just the one we will celebrate in a few days, but all the ones that came before it. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a magic date on the calendar.  Nothing earth-shattering happens when the clock...
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