This week I’ve thought a lot about how we respond to our own need for help. About the way we either look for, expect, and hope for help during times of need, or refuse to look, expect, or hope at all! About how we sometimes, or maybe more often than sometimes, resent needing help. Both … More Help!
Originally posted on March 9, 2011 at 4:15 PM With all the #WINNING hoopla started by Charlie Sheen’s shenanigans, one can’t help but ruminate on what it really means to win in this life. To my way of thinking, winning in life is important, and I can’t wholeheartedly subscribe to the “it’s how you play … More Who’s Really Winning?
Originally Posted on March 17, 2011 (Caveat: You will notice that some of what you read will look doctrinally sketchy. I write it that way on purpose, simply to jar our thinking, just a bit.) I love to hear about God’s mercy. Never tire of it, in fact, because God’s mercy and grace is my … More Giving What You Want To Get
The Sunday before Christmas 1991 dawned bright and crisp, and our city was a glistening Christmas card after Saturday’s snow storm. Noisy snow squeaked underfoot as I trudged hurriedly to the entrance of the church. I was the worship leader and running late. I had dawdled way too long at home, mulling over whether or … More Five First Christmases
I wonder what Mary was thinking, lying there in a stall for animals, about to give birth. No helping women around, no doula, no midwife. Just Joseph. And the smell of fresh hay mixed with the pungent aroma of cows. No vacancy at the hotels. Not one! I wonder was she thinking back to the … More “How did I get here?”
I read a blog post some time ago written by CNN contributor L.Z. Granderson. It was very touching and thought provoking. Even though I felt his belief system disregarded basic salvation truths, I enjoyed it, and it made me think about why I believe what I believe. My earliest memories are steeped in faith. Memories … More Why I Believe In God
Have you ever wondered, “Seriously, what’s my problem?” At some time, for some reason, maybe you have questioned why you act or react in a certain way, and do it over and over again. Or maybe you have wondered where your joy went, or your passion, and why it left. You used to be much … More Am I Enough?
So, in my dream, I was hosting several young children, friends of my daughter, and was trying to get them all settled for the night when I realized it was Christmas Eve. Horror hit me when I remembered that the next day I would be hosting my extended family for dinner. And I had not … More Readiness
Just recently my pastor asked me, and several others, to participate in recording videos for 21 days of Health Hacks — videos that would go on our church’s website and FaceBook page to encourage people who needed hope. I haven’t done mine yet, mostly because my lips have not calmed down yet from an overabundance … More To Your Health