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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…

Living My Faith

Who, me? Touchy?

I sure can see the problems caused by other people’s hair-trigger tempers. One of the members of our church council went off on me…

Living My Faith

A key to stronger faith?

According to a study done by the University of Georgia, there is something that can revolutionize your relationships. After surveying five hundred married people,…

Life’s Challenges

Canceling Thanksgiving

I spoke recently with someone who works for a major airline. She said that flight cancelations around Thanksgiving have been staggering. I talked to…

Living My Faith

Everybody knows your name

Remember the theme song from the TV sitcom Cheers? Everybody feels a need to belong somewhere. That’s what made the Cheers tavern so much…