Don’t worry, be happy!

There are some things I’m good at: I can clean, organize, delegate, and plan like a boss. I can cook well enough to get paid to do it, and I can write pretty well. But I …  »

Check your gauges

I killed our van. I was driving along at the peak of summer—and also at the peak of rush hour—completely lost. In the middle of crawling traffic, my air conditioner stopp …  »

How can I make a difference?

Whenever I log in to Facebook or load a news website—or when I glance at the newsrack at the checkout—it seems there are always some really ugly things going on, and I fi …  »

Knights and mirrors

One of the movies I watched the most often when growing up was Man of La Mancha. [[Dale Wasserman, Produzioni Europee Associates, 1972]] It seemed that every couple of mo …  »

Love never fails to love

Most of us are familiar with the phrase “Love never fails.” [[1 Corinthians 13:8]] It’s illustrated in children’s devotionals. It’s woven into songs, stories, and poems. …  »

Jonathan’s integrity

I’ve always thought Prince Jonathan, the son of Israel’s first anointed king, is an amazing example in the Bible of honor and integrity. Think about it: he was logically …  »

The “being” part

Do you ever wonder if you are doing what God wants you to do? As in, what’s that purpose you were created for? What is it that you’re meant to do that will give your life …  »

It’s my fight

The movie Shenandoah is set during the American Civil War. It’s a moving story of a Southern family caught up in the conflict of the day. The patriarch of the family, Cha …  »

Another layer of Easter

I was thinking about Easter the other night when a line popped into my head: “He did not leave my soul in hell.” It sounded like a Bible passage, but I wasn’t sure. Neith …  »

A tale of two camps

A friend of mine told me that when she was young, even though her family was close and they loved one another very much, fairness was always an issue. She said that when …  »

Finding Christmas

Just about everyone is excited to receive a gift. There is something wonderful about knowing that someone cared enough to think about what you would like, shopped for it …  »

The seasons of life

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” [[Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV]] This is a big life lesson. It is really good news … and not …  »