I still remember when Jeffrey (our son with special needs) was about 8 years-old. He had heard about upcoming baptisms at church, and told us he wanted to get baptized. We peppered him with questions to make sure he understood fully what baptism meant, and afterward felt in our hearts that the time was right. He … More God of the Burning Bush
Whoa… I was reading one of my journal entries the other day, dated of 3/19/99 (yes, I’m definitely getting old). I was struck by what it said: “Looking out at the beautiful sunshine today I was again filled with a deep remorse of how we are blessed here in the USA, and the majority of … More Remembering Our Blessings
I love to hear birds chirping. In the early mornings I’ll often open my window so I can hear their sweet songs. It’s the most beautiful symphony ever! It delights me and gives me such joy. They sound so happy and carefree. Or I’ll find myself staring out the window watching the bigger birds fly … More Look At The Birds
Have you ever had one of those moments? A time when all of a sudden it seems like a lightbulb has switched on inside your head? You know. I’m talking about an “Aha” moment when something that had seemed impossible or utterly deflating a few minutes ago all of a sudden makes perfect sense. Now … More Eureka!
Ready … Set … Go! I’m sure that’s how this young man felt as he was finishing up high school. He was set to enter a top-notch college, and then onto one of the best law schools. After all, his father was a partner at a well known law firm in the city. He was … More It’s All About How You Finish
Let’s see… Didn’t I just write about the importance of rejoicing through praise and worship in my last post, even during difficult times? Yes I did. I even talked about doing a little jig to brighten your outlook (Rejoicing Because Of Jesus)! Yet just a few days later I found myself once again beginning to … More What Happened?
Have you ever skydived? I haven’t. I always thought it pretty silly to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. But still… I’ve read testimonies that it’s like you’re a bird floating on a cushion of air. I’ve seen people use the word “exhilarating.” Some say that when you’re freefalling after the jump you have … More Staying Confident Through Nosedives
I don’t like the season of winter. It gets dark around 5:00 pm. I feel like it’s time to go to bed. And it’s not just because I’m getting older! As far back as I can remember I’ve always disliked it. I need light – light makes me feel so much more alive. It gives … More Is It Berry Pickin’ Time Yet?
How would you react if you asked for prayer about a major issue, knew hundreds of people were praying, and then nothing happened? Well, here’s a couple thoughts: Get mad at God – after all, He let a lot of faithful prayer warriors down; Start beating yourself up – maybe God didn’t answer correctly because … More Hanging Onto Peace When You Hurt
What you were doing last month at this time? How about last week? Yesterday??? I don’t know about you, but my head sometimes feels like it’s going to explode. There’s just too much stuff buzzing around in there. I definitely know that if I don’t write down everything I’m going to forget, and often whatever … More Remember Your Stepping Stones?