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
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
Do you serve together as a family? No? Why not? Here are 6 reasons why you should be: 1. The family that serves together grows together. Relationships are strengthened when you serve as a family. Spending time each week, each month outside your comfort zone leads to personal and family growth. You grow as individuals mentally, physically, socially… Continue reading 6 Reasons Your Family Should Serve Together
Life is like a road trip. When you plan a road trip you begin with your starting point, current location or your "you are here" location. You select your final destination and plot out the route that will get you there. That route is often the shortest, most entertaining and most fulfilling route. Most times… Continue reading Speed Bumps, Potholes and Dead End Streets. The Road of Life Is Hard To Navigate
During a recent a conversation, my daughter asked me a question that I had never asked myself. A question that in 39 years of life had never entered my brain. No thought had ever been given to it. That question..... "What do you love about you?" I, like most I assume, have spent numerous hours… Continue reading What Do YOU Love About YOU?