Philippians 4:19

Here’s the truth: we ALL have needs.  Every day is an opportunity for the most basic of needs to be met: A full belly, thirst quenched, and a roof over your head to sleep in peace. Beyond these basics, there are needs typically found wanting and in waiting:  There areContinue Reading

“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

Do not despise the day of small beginnings.  Why?  Small beginnings start the glorious work God has prepared for you.  There is no doubt in my mind that God has put grand and significant dreams in your heart. These God-given desires are placed within you for a reason – toContinue 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

When it comes to remembering a person’s name I just met, I suddenly have amnesia. I can remember what they look like and the conversation we just had, but their name quickly escapes me. It’s as if their name went in one ear and out the other. If this isContinue Reading

Hope. Hope is necessary when circumstances look bleak. Hope is the fuel to persevering under pressure. When there is nothing left to grab onto, hope keeps the faith alive. Hope triumphs over negativity when the walls of your world seem to be crumbling all around you. When you don’t haveContinue Reading

When life gets busy, it’s easy to get distracted. Your focus is diverted, attempting to manage responsibilities and commitments. The tendency is to put all the attention towards what is most urgent, easily leaving previous obligations unattended to. As I took a stroll through my backyard, I was taken abackContinue Reading

paul and timothy

I found out I have a hidden talent… I can make little kids laugh. I’ve seen this develop over the last few weeks with our little one, who has been in our recent care. To me, it seems natural – I make a funny face, strange hand gestures, weird sounds, andContinue Reading

Do you have a word that you try not to use? For myself, it is the word ‘hate’. Since the word has a strong connotation with negativity and potential divisiveness, I try not to use it in my everyday language. I would instead substitute it for ‘dislike’ or ‘loathe’ (I’dContinue Reading