We’re officially two weeks into the school year, and it is promising to be one of our most interesting school years yet! Ever since COVID-19 shut down the entire country in March, even the smallest and most routine tasks have suddenly become very complicated. Not to mention the constant noise of one political party trying […]Read more "Finding Hope in the Darkness"
“I did it, Father… I chopped down your cherry tree.” Washington gazed with misty eyes at the place where his father’s beloved tree had once stood. Now it was but a lifeless stump, but it set his mind ablaze with memories. His wife laid a gentle hand on his shoulder. “They want you […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Honest Path”"
New Life Each day brings rebirth, A fresh page on life’s canvas, Let the Artist work Today a New Year dawns, and just like any other day we’re presented with a choice. We can find renewal in Christ, or we can continue stumbling down the dusty roads of life on […]Read more "“New Life” – A Haiku for the New Year"
“I am like a little pencil in God’s hand. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it.” – Mother TeresaRead more "A Pencil in God’s Hand"
This past Tuesday it was time for me to get my annual flu shot. I absolutely abhor needles of any kind, but I walked out of the medical clinic with a smile on my face. Why? Because even though someone had just plunged a half-inch of steel into my throbbing arm, I ended up […]Read more "Confessions of a Lifelong Spidey Fan"
It is no accident that Sunday mornings, which are to be set aside for quiet reverence and intimate worship with God, always end up feeling frantic and exhausting. Yesterday was no different. Here’s a little peek at my morning yesterday: 5:00 a.m. – Jump out of bed and rush to get dressed and ready […]Read more "Experiencing Worship in Daily Trials"
We all have certain “creature comforts” which bring us exquisite peace and relaxation. Mine include closing the cover of a really good book for the last time, holding a steaming mug of fragrant hot tea, and listening to Claude Debussy’s Clair de lune. Debussy was only 25 years old when he composed this piece […]Read more "The Soft Sorrow of Beautiful Things"
This weekend was, as usual, a wonderful one – and full of mistakes! While I wish I was the kind of person who always did things the right way the first time, nothing could be further from the truth. Every time I turn around I’m messing something up, or having something blow up in […]Read more "Meaningful Mistakes"
Your pastors and spiritual mentors are not “Super Christians.” They don’t have it all figured out, and they don’t have all the answers. They have unique spiritual gifts and a unique calling, just like you do, but they also struggle with doubts, fears, and daily temptations just like you do! “Sure, I know that,” […]Read more "Why the “Super Christian” Myth is Dangerous"
We had an awesome worship service yesterday morning – the kind where God just shows up and makes His presence known. Our youth recently came back from Summer Camp, so yesterday we had a Youth Service just for them. We baptized six students who gave their lives to Jesus at camp, and there were many […]Read more "Monday Meditation – “Jesus Is Better”"