Peace with everyone

Do all that you can to live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 For years I have tried to determine the best way to read, reflect, and write what God has spoken to me as I sit with Him each day. There has been quite a learning curve along the way. Many a planner bought. [...]

Let my words be sweet

“Because she is a crybaby. That’s why she is crying.” Where did these words come from you ask? They were uttered from my youngest. The answer from the lips of my son after his sister had asked why tears had filled her mom’s eyes. And, of course, after these words, I began to cry even [...]

Why can’t we just be nice

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18  I started something different recently in the Wednesday night service I lead at my local church. Instead of another children's sermon with kids sitting in neat rows, I started breaking them into groups. The purpose-conversation, fellowship and [...]

after the decorations are gone

The days after Christmas. Memories of the laughter. The time spent with family. The remnants of gifts not yet put away. The lazy days. The leftovers. Naps. Netflix. The promise of a new year. With this promise each year also comes the burning desire to reclaim the space in my house. Get back into my [...]

The World Outside My Starbucks App

Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. Philippians 2:4The picture above looks similar to my local Starbucks. No, it's not in an airport, but there is one striking similarity I noticed as I waited in line this morning for my triple grande caramel soy mocha with no whip and [...]

A Boy, A Puppy, and His Image

So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them. Genesis 1:27 "Can the image of God be found in an autistic child?" This is the question that was asked during a ministry class I took over the summer as I discussed some of the struggles we had as [...]