Get back up again – Part 1

Get back up again – Part 1

Waiting Have you ever noticed what happens when you’re in a hurry? Doesn’t it seem like all the slower-moving people come out to play? Take, for example, driving. Pick any ordinary day of the week. You’ll have the everyday drivers out on the roadways...
The tomb was empty

The tomb was empty

Can you imagine being one of the ladies that went to the tomb that morning? They came to care for the body of Jesus. This was customary…necessitated by Jewish Law. Bodies were to always find burial before sundown. And since Jesus died a criminal’s death,...
Wonder of Rainbows

Wonder of Rainbows

What exactly is a rainbow? “Look at that!”, Madylynn exclaimed on our way to school this morning. Her words were so quick and excited that I almost dumped the coffee I was sipping on. “What are you talking about?” I said. “I don’t see anything.” “Look over there! It’s...
Compassion Takes Action

Compassion Takes Action

The year was… The year was 1989. The Berlin Wall came down. The Simpsons first appeared on TV. The first text message was sent. And I got my hands on my first Nintendo…the original NES! I think I played it more than I slept, resulting in a less than favorable response...
Grab That Dial

Grab That Dial

The Voice Self-Control. It’s the term we usually associate with things like eating. For instance, ever hear the voice in your head say something like… ‘Just one more cookie’ or’ Just a tiny piece of pie’ or ‘Just one piece of red...
Word Management

Word Management

I love quotes. They so succinctly capture what I can sometimes struggle to put into words. Like this one right here! Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. Powerful, right?!!? The quote isn’t from some celebrity or person in history....
The Adoration of Christmas

The Adoration of Christmas

Turn out the lights, the party’s over The week between Christmas and the New Year ends up being a peculiar time for many. It’s a time when we look back throughout the past year at what we accomplished or didn’t accomplish, regrets, and successes. It’s also a time when...
The Celebration of Christmas

The Celebration of Christmas

The Celebration of Christmas Birth Celebrations If you’re a parent, there’s one thing that you cannot forget. The birth of your kids. Each of my girls was an incredible – unique, challenging, and filled with adventure! They were also filled with celebrations....
The Plan of Christmas

The Plan of Christmas

The Plan of Christmas Let’s start with the food of Christmas Is it just me, or does food seem to taste better at Christmastime? The dinner rolls, stuffing, ham, potatoes, and gravy all just make my mouth water, and it’s not even 10 am yet! But the one group of foods...
The Hope of Christmas

The Hope of Christmas

The Hope of Christmas Christmastime It’s Christmastime, and nostalgia tends to take over for many of us. I think back to my own childhood. I recall the smells and tastes of Christmas, the memories created during family gatherings, kids’ Christmas programs, and...