Do you ever feel guilty about taking a break, just stopping to rest? There’s part of you that’s saying “I am so fried I just need to rest” but another part of you is saying “But there’s so much that still needs to be done” or “but this other person (coworker, friend, spouse) is still…
You Don’t Need Perfect Apples to Bake a Perfect Pie
How are great marriages and great pies alike? They both start with great (but not perfect) ingredients, and wind up with something truly amazing.
What Has Forged You?
In the movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Arthur has to learn to fully face the pain that forged his character to fully wield the strength he possesses. We likewise have to look at what has forged us in order to wield the strength that we possess as well.
What Do You Deserve?
What we think and how we feel make a huge difference in how we experience our life. Looking at and upgrading what we think about what we deserve in life can radically change our future.
God Is Always On Time
“A wizard is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to,” said Gandalf the Grey. Even as the impatient hobbits had to learn to trust Gandalf, we need to learn to trust in the perfect timing of God’s grace in our lives.
God Is Always Guiding
I love using my Google Maps iPhone app when I’m driving to someplace I’ve never been before. Just think about all it does for me, from the second I start the car until I arrive at my destination: 1- It knows exactly how to get to my destination– I don’t have to worry about it….
You’re not on your last page yet…
Do you ever find it hard to hope in God when it seems like you’ve hit a wall, a situation you can’t possibly win? When I feel that way I remember the last act of Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi. For our beloved heroes all seems lost. Han & Leia are surrounded by stormtroopers, Luke…
Make a Gratitude List for your Love
Here’s a fun project for you to do today that’s guaranteed to make a difference in your life: Make a gratitude list for your love. Now, I don’t mean a list of fifty ways to leave your lover, but rather a list of all the ways your life has changed for the better because of someone special…
God Loves Us
I thought a lot about what I would write about for Easter. I thought about so many theological things I could say. I’ve read whole books just on the topic of Easter. But I felt led to not talk about what Easter means to me theologically, and simply say what Easter means to me personally….
Unfold Your Wings
A butterfly learns patience. It spends what seems like a dark eternity in a cocoon. One day, its world opens up, it feels the warm sunlight once again, and these strange but beautiful new parts of itself (what are they called? wings?) start to slowly unfold. Once they are fully unfolded, the butterfly can finally take…
Look for Grace
I truly believe that God is wanting to bless our lives every day in a multitude of ways both big and small. I believe he wants to give each of us huge amazing miracles that blow us away and change our lives forever. And I believe He is equally eager to sprinkle our lives liberally with sweet everyday…
What Colors Are You Painting With?
Let’s imagine that you want to paint a picture of a bowl of blueberries. You just happen to be a skilled artist with a new blank canvas, so you’re all ready to go. But you look down and to your dismay you see that the only paint colors you have are black, red, and yellow. Now…