Some of you will remember my post from a few months ago about declaring war on my stubborn gray hair and fighting to maintain my youthful appearance. Well, sadly, the “Gray-Hair Saga” continues! I quickly realized that hair dye is not only expensive, but washes out incredibly quickly. It’s just so […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Appreciating My “Silver Lining”"
“When He [Jesus] had finished speaking, He said to Simon, ‘Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets.” – Luke 5:4-5 Our modern business-driven culture is extremely […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Redefining Success"
“I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.” – Hosea 14:8 In the endless search for exquisite works of art and examples of beauty that leave us speechless, we often don’t have to look further than our own back yard. God has crafted the world around us […]Read more "E – Finding Eternity in the Splendor of the Evergreen"
We are all called to take leaps of faith at times… – Faith to write that book, trusting there will be an audience – Faith to follow God’s calling, though it requires a pay cut – Faith to put our children in private school or college, though the tuition is significant Whatever your “faith leap” […]Read more "Motivating Monday – The Permanent Impact of Faith"
“Learning to See” As morning light seeped into my bedroom window, I felt its warmth upon my face. For one glorious moment, I could have sworn I saw brilliant color dancing before me. My heart leaped for joy… Then I opened my eyes. Like every morning before this one, I found myself overwhelmed by utter […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly: “Learning to See”"
“Why should I praise God? Because it gets my focus off myself and onto God — so I can talk to Him and not at him. That’s why we start with praise.” Rick Warren Each evening as we sit down to eat dinner, our two children start to jump out of their seats. […]Read more "Why Every Prayer Begins and Ends with Praise"
“You don’t need to seek opportunity. All you have to do is seek God. And if you seek God, opportunity will seek you.” Mark Batterson – Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge On Friday of this week I will walk the stage and proudly accept my second master’s diploma, officially completing my journey […]Read more "Headed for the Land of Enchantment!"
Marian watched, transfixed, as the train roared past. So many people…all with a specific destination. “What’s my destination?” she mused to herself. “Where am I going?” She had asked herself this question since her early years, and her mind never hesitated to supply her with hundreds of possibilities. Sometimes she even ventured out […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “The Plague”"
While I certainly do not suggest turning to Hollywood for spiritual instruction, I do get excited to see biblical truths being reflected in popular films. If we take time to examine those magical movie moments – those “quotable quotes” which really grip our hearts – we will usually find that these lines of […]Read more "Becoming Web-Slinging Christians – Finding Biblical Truth in “Amazing Spider-Man 2”"
Engineer’s Log 4027-B: Wandering aimlessly through outer space has a way of messing with your head… It’s been seven weeks, three days since Odyssey XIV was struck by a meteorite and lost pressurization. Yep…I’m counting. I keep wondering, “Why me?” Why was I the only one suited up– the only one to survive? […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Blind Faith”"