Now What?

When I was a kid, the ‘day after Christmas’ was just about the worst day of the year. All the months of anticipation…the looking through catalogs, making my ‘wish lists’, presenting it to Santa and my Parents, then waiting…and anticipating that Christmas morning celebration…now was over. All that was left to do was to cleanContinue reading “Now What?”

I Wonder…

I wonder what will happen tomorrow…or the day after tomorrow. Will the ’causes’ that I agreed with have passed? Will those I disagreed with have failed? Will the candidates I voted for have won, or been defeated? Obviously, I don’t know that, and no one does-despite what all the conspiracy theorists out there say! OneContinue reading “I Wonder…”

Pots and Kettles

If you are…ahem…at least ‘middle aged’, like I am, you have heard the phrase, ‘That’s like the Pot calling the Kettle black’. It’s an idiom for hypocrisy–when person #1 accuses person #2 of doing the very thing that that person #1 is actually guilty of. I always wondered: Where do phrases like that come from?Continue reading “Pots and Kettles”

Foolish or Wise? Which Will It Be?

There are no shortage of ‘opinions’ today. People seem to grow more ‘opinionated’ every day…and show it–with gusto! Social Media has ushered in a ‘coarsening’ of those opinions (in my opinion). ­čÖé Having an ‘opinion’ is not necessarily good…nor is it necessarily bad! One thing we can all agree on, however, is that ‘just becauseContinue reading “Foolish or Wise? Which Will It Be?”

No Rest for YOU!

One of my favorite ‘Seinfeld’ episodes from years ago was called ‘Soup Nazi’. There was a chef in New York who was very temperamental, and IF you wanted soup from him, you had to make sure to conduct yourself according to his ‘code’ while in his shop…otherwise you’d here the phrase, “No soup for YOU!”,Continue reading “No Rest for YOU!”

What Are YOU Here For?

Why do YOU exist? Most of us never think about this. We go through our days, our weeks, our months and our years doing pretty much the same thing. We get up, get ready for the day, grab a quick breakfast on the way to work or school, then come home, eat dinner, maybe watchContinue reading “What Are YOU Here For?”

Keys to Faith and Boldness

Last weekend, we had a group of young adults over at our house for a time of fun, food, and fellowship. Our ‘New Generation’ group has been a great addition to our church. Those young people who’ve graduated from High School and are moving on to college and careers need ‘a place to belong’…as weContinue reading “Keys to Faith and Boldness”

YOUR Motivation For Living

WHY? That is one question that we all answer, every day…although sometimes unconsciously. WHY do you do What you do? Simon Sinek wrote an excellent book about this,┬áStart With Why, and the premise is simple: If you’re going to lead people well, (including yourself) you need to…’start with Why’? Why should I do what youContinue reading “YOUR Motivation For Living”

The Test

How do you know if something is ‘legit’? How do you know if you can trust a person–a teacher, a boss, a politician, a minister? Is it possible to know, for example, whether or not a Church or ‘religious organization’ is the ‘real deal’ or not? Is there a ‘litmus test’?   Actually, there is!Continue reading “The Test”

Boldly Follow God’s Call!

You want to follow God, right? You want to know His will and do it. You want to listen for His voice, then follow. …and you assume that your family and friends want to support you in doing so…right? Not necessarily. For sure, most of us have family members or friends who will support usContinue reading “Boldly Follow God’s Call!”