What I needed most was the peace that comes from knowing you are loved. Then trust would not have been such an issue and joy would have been in greater supply.read more
My friend screamed, as I hit the gas pedal as hard as I could, spinning tires, and fish-tailing slightly onto the road. Gravel and red dust flew into the air behind us as rubber grabbed tar taking us out of harm’s way, as quickly as possible.read more
He knew the law well and knew that in Civil Law, you cannot be prosecuted for what you might do, only for what you did do. But, Frank saw the proverbial writing on the wall…read more
In my desire to see the young man have a better life, I had prayed all the things I wanted for him. But this was not the first thing God wanted for him.read more
Viola Davis’s acceptance speech at the Oscars was the most outstanding I have heard. “We are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” ~Viola Davis Hollywood has a reputation of narcissistic, vain-glory and idolatry of self. But Viola Davis...read more
My guests on The Consilium Podcast are...read more
God doesn’t conceal matters from us, but he conceals matters for us.read more
Home is not a destination but a relationshipread more
When ministry only does the spreadsheet and creates the vision but does not see or embrace the people, then it becomes only a job with responsibilities to mark off each day.read more
It was many years later when I remembered this story. It came to me as I coached my daughter down from the tops of the tree. Sitting on the back porch, I told her about the day I climbed to the top of the tree in our yard.read more
I think about my own daughter, wondering what stories she will remember about her childhood and share with her children. Will they hold on to the fringe of the magic carpet and ride as I did with my mother; and as their mother did with me?read more
Each day we are all faced with decisions concerning uprooting fear with love and planting courage in its place.read more
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