July 23 – Disconnect To Reconnect

July 23 – Disconnect To Reconnect

2:204 – Disconnect To Reconnect #faithbites #faithjourney reconnect #DisneyDreams I’m sitting in the airport waiting for our flight to begin our family vacation. When I look around, I see the vast majority of people (including myself), looking at phones, tablets, and computers. It’s very quiet in here. I did connect with my college roommate who is also going to Disney […]

July 22 – Earned Forgiveness

July 22 – Earned Forgiveness

2:203 – Earned Forgiveness #faithbites #faithjourney earned Tonight, the family was watching an episode of Once Upon A Time. It’s a great show if you haven’t seen it. During one scene, Snow White asked the Evil Queen, “Don’t you think you have earned forgiveness?”. To what she responded, “Is it still good works if you’ve done it to be forgiven?”. […]

July 21 – Bee Stings Hurt or Everything Happens For A Reason

July 21 – Bee Stings Hurt or Everything Happens For A Reason

2:202 – Bee Stings Hurt or Everything Happens for a Reason #faithbites #faithjourney bee (This faithbite idea by my wife, Amanda) On Friday, I was pulling weeds and got stung. It hurt, but it was ok. It may be a bee or a wasp or a hornet, whatever it hurt. Flashforward to today. I took the garbage can back to […]

July 20 – Burnout Is Real

July 20 – Burnout Is Real

2:201 – Burnout Is Real #faithbites #faithjourne Burnout Work, home, kids, school, volunteerism, and life can wear on you. Even those who “have it good”, get burned out. Those who know me, know me as an engaged helpful energetic person. Those traits come with a price: Extreme amounts of energy are needed. And while I may recharge fast, not having […]

July 16 – But She Did It First!

July 16 – But She Did It First!

2:197 – But She Did It First! #faithbites #faithjourney first “Dad, sissy hit me.” Why did she hit you? Then from across the room, “She hit me first, daddy”. Have you had this situation or similar? They did something bad to you, so you did it back to them? Or the response from many parents “If all your friends jumped […]

July 15 – Our Speech Reflects Our Faith

July 15 – Our Speech Reflects Our Faith

2:196 – Our Speech Reflects Our Faith #faithbites #faithjourney speech Every day we show who we are by what we say and what we do. When you speak, does your faith come through? Our culture is filled with divisive rhetoric. From our President and representatives to our entertainers and our friends and family. Add to that the instantness of social […]

July 14 – Life Is Like The Oregon Trail

July 14 – Life Is Like The Oregon Trail

2:195 – Life If Like The Oregon Trail #faithbites #faithjourney trail (This #faithbites idea brought to you by Cecilia Roberts-Lieb) “You have died of Dysentery.” This simple sentence brings back memories of anyone who played the Oregon Trail computer game in the late 80s/ early 90s. The plot of the game is simple, get from Missouri to Oregon alive. The […]