I Broke the Law … and Got Away with It

Crook. Lawbreaker. Criminal. Bring on Five-O. Take me to the pokey. Get Barney Fife to run me down. I didn't mean to. It just happened. I hadn't had my morning caffeine. And to be totally upfront ... I hated myself. I even gave a self-induced Dinozzo (slapped myself Gibb's style). I wanted a do-over. What … Continue reading I Broke the Law … and Got Away with It

Kick that Person to the Curb

Get rid of 'em. No mercy. Zero sympathy. Before you fill my comments with abrasive responses, let me explain the lesson I learned this week. (But actually, I do appreciate all comments ... so comment away.) I am doing some reading on bees ... those pesky little stingers we run from but enjoy their byproducts … Continue reading Kick that Person to the Curb

Events that Leave A Mark

We had certain rules. I don't remember too many, but we had them. Never play with play-doh at home, it got messy. When father whistled, we came running. No food on the new vehicle. And when I was growing up, my mother would keep us out of the living room. This was especially true when … Continue reading Events that Leave A Mark

Tag, You’re It … Not Any More

They were ensuring the physical, emotional safety of students. They wanted to make sure kids kept their hands to themselves. So, they said they were going to ban the game of tag at recess. This is a few years ago, and I know the school system looking at this got its 15 minutes of notoriety. … Continue reading Tag, You’re It … Not Any More

Don’t be creeped out – but people are watching

Here we go, digging a little deeper into the passage of Acts 28. In verse 3, Paul is bitten by a viper - and it just hangs on to his hands. The natives watch and start the judgement. They think he must be a really bad guy - he survived a shipwreck but justice caught … Continue reading Don’t be creeped out – but people are watching

Disciplines …. Habits of Grace … Means of Joy

I rarely talk about a book before I’ve read the entirety, but recently I was drawn to the cover of a new book by David Mathis. Mathis is a pastor and an executive at desiringgod.org. The book - Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines. Grace is very important to me, (See previous … Continue reading Disciplines …. Habits of Grace … Means of Joy