All I want for Christmas I already have. I can’t imagine that on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day you would spend your time reading my blog, but if you’re here, thank you and Merry Christmas. My opening line may sound cheesy, but it’s actually true. Jesus was born on Christmas (okay, so please don’t go … More All I Want for Christmas
This year the idea of Christmas has been rough. With Hurricane Irma, all of us in Florida feel like we lost a month. I’m sure so many others across the country have felt the same with fires, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes robbing us of daily life. So Christmas crept up with a suddenness that stalled … More What Turned My Heart to Christmas
Biking to work this week revealed more insights for moving ahead. My path to our new work office stretches over a variety of sections of roadway. I travel through a quiet residential area to a busy road, a roundabout, another street without a bike lane, a private, peaceful gravel road and finally a long highway … More How to Keep on Track
This past week circumstances dictated I start riding a bike to work. I like riding bikes so I wasn’t opposed to the idea, but let’s just say I’m greatly out of practice and shape due to far too many years of illness and injury that have kept me to minimum physical exertion. This is how … More Where’s Your Focus?
“Since the first day you set your mind to gain understanding and humbled yourself before God, your words were heard…” Daniel 10:12 I believe the promises to people in the Bible are for all of us because God’s heart is in those promises and his heart is the same toward all of his children. God … More You Are Heard
As the year winds down and winter winds blow us toward giving thanks and a white Christmas (unless you’re in Florida like I am), do you feel worn out? I do. This year has been one of the toughest of my life and though the calendar may say it will be over soon, the trials … More Are You Worn Out?
Last week we talked about admitting the truth to take our life forward. Sometimes we can be faced with the truth and know what we need to do, but we don’t act on it. I recently read a devotional in My Utmost for His Highest that addressed this topic so well and gave me a … More Are You Paralyzed by Inaction?
This weekend’s service at my church began a new series titled Life, Money, Hope: God’s Way Works. I’m excited about this series because I’ve found that the Bible really does have the answers to every situation in our lives. God knew what we would need to navigate life. He didn’t randomly throw things together and … More Can You Admit the Truth?
Confession here… Often, especially these days when there is so much pain in the world and even in my own life, I feel troubled in spirit. Even though I trust God and know that he’s in complete control of my life, my circumstances and my future, I can still be grieved by situations. Someone’s actions … More When You’re Troubled in Spirit
This week, I’m featuring my friend Ken Garber who is a registered addiction specialist. I appreciated how his most recent post uses this great football analogy for taking our life forward for a win… Maybe you’re like me and not watching football this year. But my guess is that I am probably in the minority! … More Are You in Need of a Game Winning Touchdown?