Teaching is a noble profession. I think you’d have a hard time finding someone who doesn’t believe that. However, if most people are high on teachers, I can’t figure out why they are paid so poorly… but I digress. A good friend of mine was teaching a gathering of teachers hoping to hone their skills. … Continued
Reading to kids or telling pretend stories to your kids or grandkids is becoming a lost art. It’s not that we don’t think it’s important. There isn’t a parent on the planet who doesn’t see the importance and relevance of reading stories or telling bedtime stories to their kids. It’s just that we’re on the … Continued
Everybody likes a deal. Who doesn’t? In fact, we love to tell our friends and neighbors our “deal stories.” You know what I mean? “You’re not going to believe what happened to us! We got a discount to the concert and saved sooooo much money!!” In fact, we will play “top my story” when we … Continued
I heard someone say that libraries are going away. People just don’t read paper books anymore. Bookstores themselves don’t have the foot traffic they once had. There are a few exceptions, but those exceptions usually have a Starbucks in the lobby. Seems there’s no time to sit and read when there are so many other … Continued
People watching. It’s a national pastime. I was hanging out in Atlanta’s airport, killing the four hour delay I was experiencing. I’ve learned to deal with it. It’s a part of traveling and people watching fills the gap. Now it’s interesting to see the variety of people for sure, but what really captivates me is … Continued
This is a daily challenge, and it’s difficult when undertaken alone. Each step is easier when made as part of a community of believers who encourage one another and hold one another accountable. Realizing this truth is only the beginning.
It was a long journey once I realized how little I understood the idea of love. I discovered patterns and habits that were controlling my behavior, and I simply did not make the choice to love. Creating new patterns was a conscious decision to be made every day.
I am absolutely, over-the-top amazed at the joy in my life now. I’ve talked about the importance of introspection and loving: Jesus commanded us to love one another in John 13:35, but that took me on to 1 Corinthians 13:4. “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love … Continued
How does this play into practical life experiences? Barbara and I sometimes sit down and make a list of feelings that frequently pop up but are not in alignment with what the spirit has brought to us (love, joy, peace, patience etc.)
I struggle with acceptance. At my age, in my profession, I shouldn’t be struggling with that, right? I’m a student ministry pastor with a lot of students and parents around me. Most of which like me… I think. BAM! And there it is, the struggle appears. It’s sad to me that my self-esteem is so … Continued
Here it is. The first post of the ramblings of a crazy loon. 🙂 To be honest, I’m a little weirded out by the idea that there’s anyone interested in reading my thoughts or opinions. I’m not trying to elicit any sympathy here. I honestly don’t know why anyone would be interested. I’m a student … Continued