October 31 – The Holy Spirit is Within You

October 31 – The Holy Spirit is Within You

304 – The Holy Spirit is Within You #faithbites #faithjourney #Halloween Spirit Happy Halloween to those who celebrate. Hope you and yours had fun today. As I’ve said before, I get inspired for Faithbites from the strangest of things. I figured since it’s Halloween and the time of ghosts, goblins, and the supernatural, why not talk about the Holy Spirit […]

October 30 – Are you a Citizen of God?

October 30 – Are you a Citizen of God?

303 – Are you a Citizen of God? #faithbites #faithjourney Citizen Today’s #faithbite is inspired by the President of the United States saying that he could end birthright citizenship by executive order. This post isn’t about that as I try to stay away from politics as much as possible. Instead, this will focus on what it means to be a citizen. […]

October 29 – The Plague has Struck Our House

October 29 – The Plague has Struck Our House

302 – The Plague has Struck Our House #faithbites #faithjourney plague Want a good sign that the seasons are changing in Illinois? Look for the sick kids. The awesome thing about sick kids is they just want to cuddle their parents. Snuggles, love, and compassion are commonplace in our house. So is passing the plague from one to the next. So […]

October 28 – What Do You Expect In Worship?

October 28 – What Do You Expect In Worship?

301 – What Do You Expect In Worship? #faithbites #faithjourney Worship What do you expect when you go to worship? During this morning’s Reformation Sunday service, our pastor spoke about many things that you might expect when you come to worship. The lights should be on. There should be proper heating and air. I expect doughnuts but I’m spoiled. He also […]

October 27 – One Family of God

October 27 – One Family of God

300 – One Family of God #faithbites #faithjourney family Before we get started, this is the 300th day of the year, meaning I have been writing #faithbites or sharing scripture for 300 days straight. I was hoping to have an uplifting message for #300 but today my heart breaks. I thank you all for reading and commenting. 65 days to go. […]

October 26 – Accepting at Face Value or Intentions Matter

October 26 – Accepting at Face Value or Intentions Matter

299 – Accepting at Face Value or Intentions Matter #faithbites #faithjourney Intentions Have you ever said something well-meaning, but someone took it the wrong way? How about when you said something, but others tried to pick it apart when what you meant was pretty obvious? In the past few days, I have had many of those situations. A simple Facebook […]

October 24 – Two Roads Diverged In a Wood But Where to?

October 24 – Two Roads Diverged In a Wood But Where to?

297 – Two Roads Diverged In a Wood But Where to? #faithbites #faithjourney Woods Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could… – Robert Frost The Road Not Taken was one of my favorite poems growing up. The idea […]

October 23 – The Human Connection

October 23 – The Human Connection

296 – The Human Connection #faithbites #faithjourney connection We are busy people running from meeting to meeting, task to task, social media feed to social media feed. We are always on the go, usually at the expense of that human touch and connection. Today, I had the opportunity for touch and for talk, with friends. I was able to give […]

October 22 – What is a Christian?

October 22 – What is a Christian?

295 – What is a Christian? #faithbites #faithjourney Christian If I asked you, what was a Christian, could you answer? Would you say you were one or would you say you are a Lutheran or Catholic or Protestant or one of the multitudes of sub-denominations out there? I posted something on facebook today regarding the rules of the Bible and how […]