We Can Be Heroes

I didn’t mean to give you a David Bowie earworm with that title, so sorry. Please read on nonetheless. In the kind of world we live in today – one where we wake up to news of crazed gunmen and mass murder – we need to champion the good in people. We need to acknowledge […]

Faith Required

Remember that saying about best laid plans? I feel like this is the story of my life. I recently made a decision (much like flipping a coin but it took a lot of debating in my head) as to which writing project I was going to focus on. See, my problem isn’t lack of ideas […]

“You are gifted … JUMP :)”

Yesterday, I was talking to a colleague about how she’s recently gone back to school; she’s working on her *second* master’s degree, this one in social work. So I admitted to her that I’m scheduled to take the GRE in a couple of weeks. With a look of what can only be described as pure astonishment, […]

Imperfect Progress

I used to be tough. Or, at least, I thought I was tough. Not physically, of course (I mean, have you seen my bird arms?). But in a verbal argument, I could hold my own and then some. I was like a Kung Fu master where my words were like combination kicks and my tone […]

Awe

Have you ever put your forehead on an airplane window and dropped your gaze straight to the ground? I’m not sure I had until the trip home yesterday. It was a beautiful sight. One that would, I believe,  make even the most cynical person in the world fill with awe. The first few shots are […]

Check Yourself, and Then Go Ahead and WRECK Yourself

Okay, all kidding and overdone lines aside, have you been WRECKED? That’s the question Jeff Goins asks in his book WRECKED out this week (August 1). And if you answer no, Jeff basically says, “Well, you should be.” WRECKED is about taking off the blinders we all walk around wearing. It’s about finally seeing what’s […]

Weekend Wordsmith

“Lord, help me to do great things as though they were little, since I do them with Your power; and little things as though they were great, since I do them in Your name.” -Blaise Pascal

Weekend Wordsmith

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” Holy Bible, James 4:14 (King James Version)

The Sweet Spot

I recently posted about giving up on the book I’ve been “writing” for years. So, lately I’ve been feeling quite like a quitter or a failure. The last couple of Sundays, we’ve visited a different church than we normally attend and the messages dealt with what you can do with your life. You can waste […]

It’s Good To Be Home

That’s what Boy Genius said when he climbed into the van in the parking lot of the Wal-mart in Holly Springs, Mississippi. That was the “halfway” point at which we met Mema & Danny on Saturday to pick up the kids from their week away. I’d hugged him as soon as he got out of […]

Faith

“We are a people of many faiths, but we are a faithful people.” – Heather Wilson, Former Representative from New Mexico

God’s time

“God is telling us, ‘Don’t waste My time for you.’” Neil Greathouse

God’s business

“God is in the business of turning things around.” Neil Greathouse

Grace

“Grace” means that there is nothing you can do to make God love you more or love you less. “Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” Matthew 11:29

Psalm 23

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