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 [...]

Whatever’s Inside

An Analogy “You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? “Well because someone bumped into me, of course!” Wrong answer. You spilled the coffee because there was _coffee_ in your cup. Had [...]

Why Question?

Kids are amazing. They question everything. Why is the sky blue? Where does Grandma live? Who is that person? What does that machine do? When are we going to eat? Frequently there questions catch adults off guard. There are also times adults are not quite sure how to answer without risking being bombarded with a [...]

Want Versus Need

It’s that time of year again. Making it through Black Friday unscathed seems to be the first hurdle. In fact, if we make it through Black Friday, all indications point to the possibility that we might get to the end of the holiday safe and sound. However, looking at the faces of staff and shoppers [...]

Advent: Preparation

Have you ever considered yourself part of a multifaceted story?  Jesus’ story is not only multifaceted it is inclusive. It is exciting to realize we all play a part in God’s continuing tale. It is also daunting to know we are active participants in His story. So, as active participants we get a choice in [...]

Advent: Ordinary Life

As most of us chase our dreams it becomes so easy to lose sight of what is important. It seems we forget how much we’ve been given by God. None of us would do well without family and friends. Our minds and bodies would suffer without food. Our jobs, though often a source of griping [...]

Defining Words: Integrity

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Gordon A. Eadie Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. C.S. Lewis Integrity is not something you show others. It is how you behave behind their back. Anonymous Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over […]