Changing Lives at Sam’s

When I die, the pie chart representing how I spent my time on earth would have to include the time spent waiting in line at Sam’s.  As great as Sam’s is, its popularity combined with the quantity of items purchased can make for extraordinarily long wait times.  Don’t...

Have Mercy on Me

Our 7 year old daughter has decided that she wants to increase her role in the rearing of her 4 year old little brother.  Admittedly, we have talked to her in the past about her being a good example for him hoping she would understand how vital her role is as a big...

Come To Me

The Jesus Lizard has earned its name through its ability to run across the top of the water.  Proportionally, if humans could run as fast as the Jesus Lizard, we would run a blazing 70 mph!  If we could just reach those speeds, we could literally run across the...

Go and Be Healed

Have you ever read a familiar story in the Bible and something new hits you like a ton of bricks? I love it when God does that.  He did it to me yesterday. Mark 5:25-34 shares with us the interaction between Jesus and a woman who had been bleeding for 12 years. I want...

My Refuge

I was recently listening to a parenting podcast and in it the speaker said, “God did not call you to be parents because you are able.  He called you to be parents because He is able.” I was struck by how easily I forget that any measure of love, joy, peace, patience,...

Man In the Mirror

I have far more in common with the Israelites than I am comfortable with.  Each time I look at their relationship with God, I am convicted.  Over and over again, it causes me to examine my own heart.  The most recent example came while discussing with some friends the...