“If only I could get that job….”  “Ugh. When am I ever going to have enough free time to do what I want to do?”   “When I meet ‘the one,’ then I’ll feel loved and appreciated.”  What do these statements above all have in common?  They are expressions of discontentment. Continue Reading

When there is no more room in your closet to hang your clothes, it only means one thing – the clothes need to go!  Valerie and I took the time last weekend to get rid of old clothes that we no longer use. We realized (especially Valerie, who has farContinue Reading

If you are feeling discouraged and disheartened, you are in need of hope. A biblical hope focuses on what Christ can do when faced with unprecedented trials, severe loss, and disillusionment. I wrote this to someone special who has been experiencing a lot of anguish and in the midst ofContinue Reading

I was walking to the concession stand during an Anaheim Angels baseball game (a while back before the name change). A man from the kiosk begins to chat with me; I quickly find out that he can guarantee a $100 gift card of my choice. A few minutes later, heContinue Reading

It was my turn to wash the clothes. Fun! Like most households, I began separating the clothes into different piles, darks from the lights. Unlike other loads before, there was a significant amount of whites to wash. As I looked at the white socks with dirty grey soles and whiteContinue Reading

tiny house between buildings

There are times when you JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.  The savings in your account are nearing zero Health concerns have become a reality and are looking worse  Lack of direction leaves you feeling helpless and hopeless  Although you pray, you still do not have the answer  I haveContinue Reading

Camaro

It seemed like yesterday… I walked across the street to talk to my neighbor, and that’s when I first got a close-up look at her. There she was – sweet, sleek, and sporty. I got to admit, she caught me by surprise. It’s not that I wasn’t expecting this toContinue Reading

Thought LIfe

Having The Mind of Christ  Here’s a thought: Your thoughts determine the trajectory of your life.  Really? Is that so?  Think about it: Every action taken was first determined by a thought to initiate that response. Even subconscious actions had to be conditioned from a responsive thought at one point.Continue Reading

With the threat of the Coronavirus all around us, it’s natural to take precautionary measures to limit physical interaction with one another – otherwise known as social distancing. Yet the results of this can lead to another ill effect that we may face soon enough- loneliness. In this video, IContinue Reading

If you’ve been following along, you might be scratching your head from the title and thinking to yourself… “Now wait a minute – didn’t you just have a blog post last week about needing to remember? How I am supposed to ‘remember’ but not ‘look back?” Well, I am gladContinue Reading