Perspective

Few things change a person’s perspective more than participating in a mission’s trip. We live out of our comfort zone while sharing life with strangers.  Traveling, we experience a new culture, environment and values with those around us.  Yet most valuable is the self-examination that tends to happen every time. Those things we take for […]

Just Another Sunday?

Yesterday we celebrated Easter. I am sure that I have personally been in church on Easter Sunday over 50 times in my life. Fifty different sermons, yet yesterday’s sermon on the cross hit the mark. Crosses – we see them everywhere. Some people wear them, while others use them as decor. We see them on […]

The Battle Plan

Home alone, I was awakened at 10:30pm by someone pounding on my front door. Instantly upset at the rudeness, I peered through the peep hole. Standing there was a stranger! Trying to disguise my voice I yelled, “WHAT?” The man stepping from foot to foot answered, “UHHHH, I am here for Joe!”  To which I […]

I Am Sorry, Will You Forgive Me?

Betrayal causes the heart to close up and lock its doors. Being betrayed is one of life’s most painful experiences. The healing can take years to cure, yet for some the heartbreak is terminal. The wound cuts deep and wreaks havoc on our ability to trust. Our belief in people is shattered. Insecurity overrides clear […]

Critiqued

It is easy to observe others and critique. ·      Why can’t they ______________? ·      Why don’t they ______________? ·       Why won’t they _____________? I don’t know about you, but I usually have the answer for them. If they would just do this…… then this would happen. Their life can be so much better if they […]

A Changed View

Exhausted, I laid down to take a five minute nap yet it turned into a thirty minute nap. Sitting up I couldn’t focus. Things across the room were blurry. Reaching to rub my eyes I came in contact with my glasses. Chagrined realizing I had left them on. Oh my! Now they were tweaked. Unable to […]

The Light Went On!

The Christmas lights never seemed to light up. I plugged them in – didn’t work. I replaced lights – didn’t work. I even bought new ones – didn’t work. Year after year I tried new things but the lights would not light up. Pulling out the Christmas decorations I prayed it would be different. Reminiscing […]

My Heart Needs a Root Canal

I desperately need a root canal, but not the kind you think. I need one on my heart. It is in sad shape and the worst of it all is I have let the condition linger far too long. I’ve tried to just live with it. But I can’t anymore. Something has to be done…. […]

Smear Campaigns

“I can’t believe you even talk to her!” my friend fumed. “After all she has said about you. She is nice to your face but the minute you turn around she is saying how stupid you are, what a rotten parent you are, and how spoiled your grandkids are.” I sat smiling and took in […]

Replanted

A person reaps what they sow. If you plant an apple seed you get an apple tree. If you plant an avocado seed, you get an avocado tree. If you plant a lemon seed you get a lemon tree. So what do you get if you plant lies in a fertile mind? You get a […]