Digital Coffee Time

(After reading through this post please let me know your thoughts or ideas in the comments) What? Coffee (or your preference?) and Conversation Digitally. Why? To give people opportunity to share their stories (to download)? Who? Anyone interested, willingly and able to take the time to meet up online. Where? Internet When? Sunday evening or [...]

Opportunities to Serve Others

1. Support Our Vulnerable Populations If possible donate to charities. Meals, food hampers and safe spaces are desperately needed by those most vulnerable to COVID-19. “Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed. Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.” Proverbs‬ [...]

A New Normal

Looking Behind - Stories (1st Third) As we watch history unfold it is interesting to see us enter a new normal. The world will no longer be the same as it was even a day ago. Looking to the days ahead this may be a good thing. It is okay to grieve the loss of [...]

Communication is Key

Looking Behind - Stories (1st Third) Communication is key. There is probably no relationship that will survive long without it. Unfortunately there are many adults who seem to take this particular skill for granted. Children, on the other hand, are always striving to become master communicators. Everything they do seems based on increasing their ability [...]

Life is an Experiment

Looking Back (1st Third) The world seems to have gotten just a tad more crazy than usual. People, generally, are reacting to events with fear rather than logic. Reminds me of how kids take tests. They cram preparing themselves for what might be, they play oblivious that a test is even coming or they balance [...]

Discipleship=Apprenticeship Only Different

It’s a dirty job but somebody has to do it. This idiom reminds me of the TV show “Dirty Jobs” starring Mike Rowe. I would watch Mike on TV take on some of the nastiest jobs possible. It could be anything from cleaning a sewage tank to getting rid of birds from a high tech [...]

Mixing Drinks

Mixing drinks is an art requiring both knowledge and skill. As a young man I was fascinated by the ability of bartenders to remember names, ingredients and put them all together to make an incredible experience. To me it was an art form. In fact I found it so fascinating I trained, was certified and [...]

A New Thing

How are you at trying a new thing? I know personally I am the worst at trying anything new. New things can include new foods, new places, new gadgets or even new ways of doing something. It is dangerous to try a new thing. So, why bother? Their are multiple reasons for trying something new. [...]

To Fast

“This is the kind of fast day I’m after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts. What I’m interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being [...]

Adventure is an Attitude

Ever notice how life tends to hit us with problems most often at very inconvenient times? Probably a rhetorical question right? We have bills to pay, jobs or possibly no job, house work, health issues just to name a few challenges we face. So, what makes life so worthwhile? Perspective can make life worthwhile. One [...]