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Living My Faith

Trash mouth

Think back to your younger years. Where did you learn the meaning of “street” words, i.e., cussing, swearing, body parts? Probably from your (slightly…

Bible 101

To forgive or not to forgive: A case study

Two men. One an Old Testament prophet, chosen by God to preach repentance and mercy to a tough crowd. One a New Testament believer,…

Living My Faith

You’ll be a pro in no time

My teenagers had a day off of school, so on that -9-degree morning, we headed to a nearby training facility. While my teens were…

Life’s Challenges

Backline and nonessential workers: You were made for such a time as this

A few weeks back, I read an article about the ICU staff working with COVID patients in England. The article stated that these frontline…

Living My Faith

It’s all in the attitude

There are three outlooks on life I know don’t work.  Clinging to the past (because there is no future in it) Pessimism (because there…

Life’s Challenges

What you can’t see

Did you get to see the great conjunction on December 21? I didn’t. This was the date that Jupiter and Saturn were in the…

Life’s Challenges

Take the best of 2020 into 2021

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” If we didn’t know better, we might think Charles Dickens was referring…

Living My Faith

Who, me? Grudges?

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). How I love the…

Living My Faith

Teaching kids to live generously

Here’s the scene: Mall atrium. Mall Santa sitting on a puffy red chair surrounded by world-worn, shady-looking elves. Long line of squirmy kids accompanied…

Living My Faith

Give a eulogy today!

Do you know what a eulogy is? In Greek, it simply means, “a good word.” We often equate eulogies to funeral speeches, but such…

Living My Faith

Don’t harass the sheep

Sometimes I think Christians are so busy pointing out everything that’s wrong with the world that we become jerks for Jesus. The words we…

Depression & Anxiety

Keep an eye on your neighbor

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, one state’s governor faced severe backlash when she suggested that people should keep an eye on their neighbors—and…