But for Now…We Wait

Things break. Toys do. Dishes do too. Cars are famous for it. Promises are broken. And who hasn’t had a broken heart? Phones break. Sunglasses break. Teeth can break. And bones break, too – just ask our son, Jeb. Two weeks ago he broke both bones in his arm near the wrist while playing a […]

Go Ahead, Make Someone’s Day

This Monday morning, I was sitting on our patio complaining to God. This seems to be a frequent habit. Sometimes, things can get a little stressful. Marriage, kids, friends, work – just life. It can all get overwhelming on some days. Sunday had not been a great day for me and I was venting to […]

I Am Below Average

Yesterday, while listening to the radio, I heard that people with smartphones check their Facebook page an average of 14 times per day (according to a study sponsored by Facebook). They scroll through news feeds while running errands, comment on friends’ posts while shopping or at the gym, and post a photo of their food […]

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

I’m sure it had to be a funny sight. Driving down the street of the ordinarily quiet neighborhood and seeing the two young boys sitting on the curb shoulder to shoulder, holding hands, with a look of disgust on their faces. What had started out as a harmless game of basketball in the driveway between […]

The Best Day of the Year on Facebook

You can’t help but notice its back to school time. Even if you don’t have children in school you are surely detecting the sensational media hype, the big yellow buses, and how your typically frazzled co-worker seems to be unusually more at ease during the day. Perhaps you’ve spotted the backpacks, school supplies, and uniforms. […]

God’s Got This

God’s Got This? Got what? The thought that was brought to your mind just now. The thing you are most worried about. Your greatest fear. Your biggest insecurity. The place you feel overwhelmed. Your greatest struggle. The habit you can’t kick. The hurt you can’t let go of. The hang-up you can’t escape. God’s got […]

Do I Have To?

“Have-to’s” are a part of every day. You know what I’m talking about – those things you don’t necessarily enjoy doing but must do. And whether you like it or not you have to find the time and energy to get them done. Like doing the laundry. No one (okay maybe a few peculiar people) […]

I’m a Mess! (And You Are Too!)

The world is a mess! Can I get an amen? Just glancing at the headlines is sometimes overwhelming. Displays of calculated terrorism, extreme radicalism and senseless acts of violence. Accounts of the ever intensifying divides that exist over everything from marriage to abortion. Eye-catching images of the racial tension that we once thought was receding […]

Have You Prayed About It?

Have you prayed about it? About what? Whatever you’re worried about? Whatever you’re talking about? Whatever you’re gossiping about? Whatever you’re ranting on Facebook about? Have you ever stopped to think that maybe there are things in your life that you don’t have, things that haven’t happened or things that aren’t working the way you […]