Leap year gives us a gift–24 extra hours.  The common year has 365 days.  But.  Leap year has 366 days.  The next 24-hour gift of time is scheduled for 2020. Seriously. The 24-hours of extra time is a gift to...

Slow Down

Stress is unhealthy, creating chaos, disease, and hopelessness. The faster we go, the more stress we have; however, few think they’re able to slow down until they’re forced to do so. I’ve learned, the hard way, slowing down is...

Hurry

I regret saying “hurry” to my children.  They never were in a hurry . . . to get where we needed to go . . . it could be so frustrating.  But.  As they grew older, I regretted making...

Reality

It was a hard day.  But. It was a good day. It was a day that hundreds came to honor a man who died suddenly and too soon.  In the midst of sorrow, there was celebration for what his...

Trust God

 Trust is not always valued until it’s lost. The thing is . . . at one time or another . . . we learn the pain of broken trust. I frequently talk with people who struggle with the “whys”...
Leveraging the dark is trusting the light to come in.  The thin place where heaven and earth collide . . . is the place recognized where there’s more to life than what we see . . . the place...
A shift in perception occurs when a crisis comes our way. When unexpected hard things happen, there’s a longing for what was, a desire to go back in time, and regret for not seeing the gift of what really mattered. ...

Rise

. . . But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,  they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31, NIV). The prophet Isaiah wrote...
Blessed. Few of us use the word; however, it’s a word worth thinking about.  We become so immersed in our busyness, circumstances, and problems that we miss the gift of being blessed.  How is it possible to be blessed...
Along the way, there are people who get lost in the hardships of life, becoming focused on what they’ve missed rather than on what God will do.  It's a tragedy when an individual is absorbed in it all, missing...