Martin Puryear, Ladder for Booker T. Washington, 1996 “Why do I feel I have to reach, believe I have to rise, When You never said I had to climb these broken ladders?” -Selah While living in Fort Worth, Texas, I visited the Museum of Modern Art and came across a sculpture by […]Read more "Are You Climbing a Broken Ladder?"
“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”"
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?"
“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda “Much to learn, you still have.” – Yoda Today marks the first day of school for my English students and me. Countless teachers are pinching themselves, thinking, “Was summer break just something I dreamed?” and countless students are mourning the loss of their unlimited video […]Read more "The Art of Inspiring Students"
“I believe beauty will save the world…but art only has power if people slow down enough to see it.” – Seth Tummins Seth Tummins decided to learn how to create oil paintings in December 2009. Little did he know at the time that this decision would alter the course of his life. Now […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Seth Tummins"
Have you ever had one of those days? You know, the “I-really-don’t-think-I-can-do-this-today,” and “I’d-rather-be-a-wimp-and-stay-in-bed” kind of days? We all feel weak from time to time, especially when life continues to overwhelm us with new challenges. The wonderful truth is, we don’t have to muster the strength to make it through our […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Work with the Strength of 1,000 Men!"
“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” – Tom Hanks Now that we live in the mountains, our family has begun a summer tradition of picking fresh cherries from a nearby mountain orchard. The kids love hunting for the “perfect” cherry, which would […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Delicious Lessons from the Cherry Tree"