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?
The past few months have devastated our nation with natural disasters in abundance. Fires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and the tragic shooting in Las Vegas leave us reeling with anger, grief, questions and perhaps hopelessness. One nation under God. A nation begun by those seeking God’s ways and freedom to live in them the way they … More When Hope is Lost
A friend, my son and I remodeled a house once. Planning and designing a new layout for the kitchen, closing in a breakfast nook for a bedroom, re-structuring the fireplace and a bathroom counter afforded hours of fun. Trips to the store for paint swatches, granite and tile felt like an adventure. And then the … More Are You Being Restored?
Driving after Hurricane Irma proved tricky. The lack of street lights or traffic signals left everyone accountable for following the rules of the road without directions for when to stop, go or turn. Left turns especially created challenges because of timing. Which side should turn when? Should we turn together as a traffic light would … More When Are Boundaries Good?
It’s been two weeks since Irma ravaged the islands south of Florida and made landfall only miles south of where I live. When power came on for the first time a week ago, I felt as if I’d entered an episode of the Twilight Zone. The entryway light beckoned and a television voice spoke of … More In The Aftermath of Irma
Have you ever wanted to write a book or start a blog? Perhaps you would like to tell about that particular time when…, or help others with something you’ve learned. Maybe you’ve always been one to have people listening as you captivate them with your stories. Maybe you don’t know where to start. And maybe … More Can I Help You?
The region where I live is all aflutter. Hurricane Irma has been assaulting innocent islands in the south and is headed our way. For the past five days, Southwest Florida has purchased more gas, water, batteries and boards (no, not surf or paddle) than probably have been sold in the past five years. People are … More Hurricanes (Hardly Ever) Happen