The Merits of Social Media I couldn’t remember her name. I was sitting in front of my computer screen, there wasn’t even any pressure and I could not recall her name. Easily I pictured her face and felt the warmth of her cheerful attitude and genuine heart. But for the life of me, her name eluded me. Naturally, I turned to social media, Facebook specifically, for … [Read more...] about Social Media Isn’t Bad After All!
Forced Humility Defeats Pride When life gets busy I make a do-or-die list with one or two tasks I absolutely must accomplish by the day’s end. Thursday arrived and the truck remained parked in the casino parking lot. I knew I needed to deal with it so the truck made the list. Somehow, some way I would move that truck. That’s exactly how we began our day. Moving Trucks … [Read more...] about Forced Humility Defeats Pride: Writing in the Wait
The New School A few text messages later our family walked into our new school. A painful excitement filled my heart. As much as I wanted to follow God’s plans for our family a return to the classroom after years away terrified me. I enjoyed the rhythm and flexibility of our life and that was coming to a screeching halt. Our self-employed life came to a screeching halt and … [Read more...] about The New School: Writing in the Wait
I said Yes and we accepted an offer on our rental and we needed to find housing there. You’ve already read about how we found the single property that met our needs (and wants) but remember, we’re moving with kids. The kids joined us on our trip to secure housing and on that trip I came face-to-face with enemies I know well. As much as I wanted to follow God’s lead guilt and … [Read more...] about Waiting for Home **With Kids**
Over the next few weeks someone will ask if you’ve made a New Year’s resolution, I expect that, but I didn't anticipate a friend asking, “Have you ever kept one?” I paused. Had I? (Have you?) Why Do We Do This to Ourselves? You don’t have to be American to want more, different or better. Have you ever realized you’ve tired of your bad habits? I sure have. I’d love to … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolutions: Have You Kept One? Ever?