So many of you braved the Black Friday sales this year? Though I haven’t gone since I’ve had kids (it’s not as easy to elbow your way to the good stuff with two heavyweights dragging you down), I’ve seen my share of Black Friday drama. In fact, my wife almost got mauled by a shopping […]Read more "Black Friday (Finding Meaning in the Madness)"
“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy Ready or not, Thanksgiving Week is under way. The grocery stores are ridiculously crowded (now is not the time to run out of coffee), families are gearing up […]Read more "Thanksgiving Fun for the Whole Family"
An elderly widow invited my family to the annual Veterans Day ceremony in our small community. We arrived on time – “on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour,” to find the poor woman sitting all alone. Tears were streaming down her face as we sat next to her. “It’s like everyone has just forgotten […]Read more "Why Remembering Matters…"
The Angelus – Jean-Francois Millet, 1859 A picture is worth a thousand words, and just like musical expressions of praise, paintings can often inspire us to worship. One such painting is The Angelus, a beautiful depiction of the inseparable relationship between worship and our daily tasks. Max Lucado wrote the following about this […]Read more "“The Angelus”, Work, and Worship"
“In God’s Word, He said 365 times, ‘Do Not Fear.’ Once time for each day.” -Facing the Giants “I’ve resolved to give God everything I’ve got and leave the results up to Him.” -Facing the Giants The Christian film, Facing the Giants, explored a concept that is deeply rooted in Scripture. […]Read more "Motivating Monday – “When Giants Fall”"
Some days just feel like Fridays, don’t they? Toiling all week long can leave you feeling drained, and sometimes it’s nice to simply escape into the world of fiction for a moment. This week, I’m doing just that by entering a weekly Friday Fictioneers post. If you want to join the fun, simply write a […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Knots”"
Can you write a complete story in just three lines? If you’d like to give it a try, check out the daily prompt at 100 Words a Day. As for me, this was too fun not to try! Today’s Photo Prompt: The Hunt He searched white beaches, bustling cities, exotic lands – searching […]Read more "Three Line Tale – “The Hunt”"
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln Sometimes we wonder if the work we do is truly appreciated, and it really is wonderful when we hear that it is. This past Sunday a sweet lady shook my hand after the sermon, […]Read more "Blogger Recognition Award"
“The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good – in spite of all the people who say he is very good.” – Robert Graves “He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul.” – John Dryden […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Playing with Word Shading"
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill Yesterday I found myself with a cold pumpkin spice latte in hand and a fresh copy of Preaching Magazine to pore over. That’s right, folks – I knew it was going to be […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Is Anybody Listening?"