Perfection. It is a cultural expectation and a standard by which we live our lives. It often is the desired final destination of life's great pursuit. We want it so badly that we chase after it constantly. We crave it so intensely that we become consumed by it. Perfection becomes an obsession. We cannot escape… Continue reading Stop Expecting Perfection
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." Ecclesiastes 3:1 Life is a series of seasons. Each is weeks, months or years in length and has unique characteristics that define it. They string together in the form of a roller coaster that is our lifetime. Some are filled with… Continue reading Embracing the End of a Season
The Christmas season is upon us and we are excited to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus, though He was rich, became poor on our behalf, lived a sinless life, died on the cross offering up His life for ours, and rose again to give us the gift of a… Continue reading Be A Cheerful Giver This Christmas
We live in a world filled with negativity. I personally believe that we have created a culture where being overly negative and pessimistic is the norm and expected. Frankly, I think we as people like being the Debbie Downer. We "lose faith in humanity" on a daily basis, love to over-criticize everything, attack each other because… Continue reading I Changed My Perspective and I Changed My Life
Today. The day that comes after yesterday and happens before tomorrow. It is the present, the now, this moment. It is here. It isn't just a day. It's the greatest day. According to The Smashing Pumpkins it is "the greatest day I've ever known." It's great. It's important. It matters. It is a gift. It is what… Continue reading Today is the Only Day that Matters. Live like You Believe it.
I have had a message on my heart for weeks. Actually, I think it has been there for months. I've wanted to share it with you, with others, but I've struggled to adequately put it into words. With each passing day the message seems to gather strength as I personally experience it in my own life. I… Continue reading Grab a Shovel. Life is Messy
Every year it feels like Christmas sneaks up on us. One minute we are celebrating Independence Day, the next we are carving the Thanksgiving turkey and hanging the mistletoe. The year flies by like a speeding race car zooming down the homestretch on its way to victory. At times it is a complete blur. A crazy,… Continue reading Tis’ the Season To Be Jolly, Kind and Generous
It is hard to believe that it is that time of year again. Registration is complete. Supplies and lunch boxes have been purchased. Some children are excited, others are scared. Moms and Dads are happy to get the kids out of the house and into a routine. Friday nights at the lake will turn into Friday… Continue reading Hey You! Are You Ready To Go Back To School?
As 2015 drew to a close my heart began to stir. A feeling of restlessness began to set in. As the days went on that feeling of being stuck grew stronger. Don't get me wrong. Things were good and my life was filled with many blessings. I just had these feelings of stagnation and discontent.… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For? Go and Grow
From the time the alarm sounds in the morning to the time you go to sleep at night you are inundated with choices. Your day is an over-stocked smorgasbord of selections, options, sizes, colors, decisions, and forks in the road. Choices that are simple, mundane, cosmetic, spiritual, important and even life changing or altering fight for… Continue reading 3 Daily Choices That Can Change Your Life