Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertAugust 19, 2000 I’ve been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually,…

Originally posted on Blue Skies & Lollipops:
Kelly Grace:I see this truth in my own life! A harsh word stirs up anger, but a soft word ‘turns down the heat of an argument’. That last bit is my own paraphrase. As one father used to say to his young son, “Make a good decision here Drew”! I always make a better decision when I think about the consequences. That’s as true for eating a second cookie, or choosing between… Read More

This morning we are on our way for 9 weeks of ministry in Ghana. We’re asking that God make it fruitful. We can’t wait to see our friends there. I feel like I know a little of what Paul felt when he was away from the believers he had shared so much with. We miss our family and church here, but we are so anxious to see how those we met in… Read More

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertAugust 5, 2004 Do you know why a car’s windshield is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on. Friendship is like a book. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write. All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy…

When we panic we stop thinking logically and our Lizard brain takes over. This is beautiful Hanauma Bay in Honoluhu.  On a trip to Hawaii we went to snorkel in the clear water and look at the fishes and basically get our knees and shins scraped up on the coral as we bobbed in the surf. We were with friends and having a great time until a large wave came and our… Read More

      Everybody will die, but very few want to be reminded of that fact. Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy     I call this story Father Knows Best. You can find it in 2 Kings 20, or 2 Chronicles 32, and also in Isaiah 38-39. When God tells the same story three times I think we can assume that there’s a lesson in it somewhere! To me this reads a… Read More

I’ve had this little saying on a post-it note hanging on the bottom of my iMac for about 6 months.   It’s a little reminder that life is about the everyday.   A Wedding Day is a big event day, but creating a strong marriage is about what we contribute everyday. The day you have a baby is a big day, but it takes everyday after the big day to raise that… Read More

It’s said that testings and trials follow victories. I don’t know that it’s always true, but it was for Elijah. He was a fiery prophet and a true man of God. Since we’re just regular people, that  should make us feel better about our own failures and weaknesses.   It’s entirely possible to be on top of the mountain one moment and running scared the next.   That’s a synopsis of what… Read More

How do you know if you have the RIGHT PERSPECTIVE about your life on any given day? I love tumblr.com where I came across this cute cartoon with a profound message about perspective. If you’ve lived very long you’ve probably faced something that knocked the wind out of you. An injustice, a betrayal, an event that made you question God’s fairness or even His love for you. Where do you go to… Read More

Give yourself and your soul the gift today of a few quiet intentional moments.   Five minutes and 49 seconds. That’s all the time it takes to listen to this. My prayer is that you’ll find its peaceful beauty lingering through the rest of the day. Have a wonderful weekend. *Here’s a link to the backstory of Massenet’s Meditation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Méditation_(Thaïs)

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