On Thanksgiving morning, I woke up to rain. Not the little sprinkle type, but the cats and dogs type. I had a virtual half marathon to run. Maybe I could run it on the apartment treadmill? Nope. They clean the gym every 45 minutes. So, I tied my sneakers tight. Put my iPhone in a… Read More You Are Capable
There is not much to say that has not been said. People are dying at alarming rates. Jobs are being lost every second. People are stuck in apartments, houses, and other countries. The world is spinning in a wild confusion. Wedding plans are up in the air. Churches have been locked for weeks. Streets are… Read More Trust Anyway
Today, I was at the beach reading. The theme “Following God’s will” has been on my mind a lot lately. After quite some time the heat of the day came. I usually enjoy going in the waves, but today I was not really feeling it. However, when at the beach, you got to do what… Read More Let the waves carry you
Yesterday I read the quote, “It wasn’t nails that held Jesus to the cross but love.” The truth is: God loves you with an infinite love. He died for you. He died for you. Let me repeat that: God died for you. Most days the truth is hard to swallow. We may strive in our… Read More Faith is not Feelings
The theme of my life right now is calm in the chaos. We live in a world that constantly puts us on edge. Text messages, homework, tests, emails, to-do-lists, etc. It is difficult to stay calm when pulled in a million different directions. Yet, we are called to calmness. One of my favorite quotes by… Read More Calm in the Chaos
I looked under the rocks but found nothing there I looked beneath the sea and through the ocean air I searched the tree tops and across the jungle floors I searched the wheat covered fields and behind wooden doors I went into new towns and across state lines I walked for miles and miles and… Read More Found
The sweat is pouring down your back. You feel like the fight is never going to end. One minute you think you have it pinned but a second later you are trying to break free. You break out of the choke hold but a minute later you are caught in it again. You fling it… Read More Tagging Out of the Fight
When I was a kid, I liked going to the Long Island sound. I would walk along the beach and pick up large rocks. Some of the rocks weighed about 5 lbs other “giant” rocks were about 15-20lbs. It took a lot out of a scrawny 9 year old to lift them. But there was… Read More Joy under the rocks
Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 Choices are a part of life. They can free us or they can enslave us. Choices can bring us peace or anxiety. What we choose ends up… Read More He will take care of it.
“Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well and times shall be good. We are the times: such as we are, such are the times.” -St. Augustine Life is overwhelming. Most of us have so much going on right now we feel pulled a million and one… Read More Bad times or Your time?