Think about it... Although it takes various forms, communication at its core centers on exchanging information. Much good is accomplished through effective exchanges. In contrast, poor or inappropriate exchanges can do incredible harm. That is why we must continually strive to improve our communication skills. To that end, I suggest a few helpful biblical insights … Continue reading Effective Communications
When asked by a restaurant server if I would like a steak sauce with my steak, I usually reply, “I hope I don’t need it.” There are few things that compare to a good steak, properly cooked and seasoned. No amount of sauce slathered on after the fact can change a bad steak into a … Continue reading Be good!
Are we living in the moment? What does that mean, anyway? We hear this all the time, don’t we? I would like to share a memory and an observation with you. These two in tandem help me to understand what it means to live in the moment. The memory: Almost forty-two years ago, I had … Continue reading Living in the Moment
I love big cities. Much of my adult life has been spent in or near big cities. I love the hustle and bustle of city life. However, the older I get the more I appreciate my small town heritage. The people I grew up with, the people who helped shape me and send me into … Continue reading Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
Most Monday mornings bring moments of clarity for me. Weekends, especially those with ample time in worship and quality time with family, provide lots of opportunities to get in a few much needed “Re’s.” Such as: ⁃ Relaxation ⁃ Realization ⁃ Remembering ⁃ Reassessment ⁃ Realignment ⁃ Reinvigoration ⁃ Rededication These “Re’s” help bring clarity … Continue reading Are you getting enough RE’s?
Anne Lamott is an enigma. She writes with complete candor about her life-experiences. She sometimes offends the sensitivites of some church people with her unvarnished remembrances of her journey from atheism to an unashamed confession of faith in Jesus. Her openness and honesty is unsettling to those who are huddled behind barriers, insulated from the … Continue reading Singing between the notes
It is difficult to write about suffering. Part of the reason: it is such a personal topic. Writing about suffering and consequently inviting readers to think about suffering also involves revisiting experiences we are doing our best to move beyond. Another reason has to do with the fact that it is very difficult to write … Continue reading What a suffering Savior teaches suffering saints