May 5 – I Hope You Can Count On Me

May 5 – I Hope You Can Count On Me

3:126 – I Hope You Can Count On Me #faithbites #faithjourney count Are you reliable? Would your friends and coworkers answer the same way? Lately, I’ve been wondering if I am reliable. I have always thought I was, but lately between physical and mental aliments, I wonder. How many things have I let fall through the cracks? How many people […]

May 1 – Reach Out And (Don’t) Touch Someone

May 1 – Reach Out And (Don’t) Touch Someone

3:122 – Reach Out And (Don’t) Touch Someone #faithbites #faithjourney touch Do you remember the old ’80s AT&T commercials, that had the Diana Ross Song: Reach Out and Touch Someone. Reach Out and let them know you care? I was thinking about that in the midst of shelter in place, no group gatherings, and isolation. Sure, no one likes this, […]

Apr 16 – Rescue Me

Apr 16 – Rescue Me

3:107 – Rescue Me #faithbites #faithjourney Rescue There was a show in 2007 called Rescue Me with Denis Leary, which follows the lives of Firefighters in the NYFD. We used to watch it for the drama and the comedy. Now, we watch Chicago Fire, which follows the lives of members of the Chicago Fire Department. You may be wondering why […]

Apr 14 – Just Hang In There

Apr 14 – Just Hang In There

3:105 – Just Hang In There #faithbites #faithjourney hang Some days you just need to hang in there. For instance, I tried to do a video #faithbite and it was constantly interrupted by the dog, the kids, the video, everything. But it is what it is. It reinforced the need for this #faithbites. I was reading a post from a […]

Apr 11 – Reflection Saturday

Apr 11 – Reflection Saturday

3:102 – Reflection Saturday #faithbites #faithjourney #holyweek reflection The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is usually called Holy Saturday or Reflection Saturday. It’s a say to reflect on what Jesus’s sacrifice means to you and how it has impacted your life. I was lying on my bed this afternoon trying to reflect on this but everything I “had […]

Apr 8 – Washing Away Filth

Apr 8 – Washing Away Filth

3:99 – Washing Away Filth #faithbites #faithjourney #holyweek filth I’m lying on my bed with the windows open listening to the wind and the incoming storm. The smell is wonderful. I know soon the rain will come and wash away the dirt and filth on the land. It also brings much needed water and nutrients for the soil, the animals, […]

Apr 7 – The Third Act

Apr 7 – The Third Act

3:98 – The Third Act #faithbites #faithjourney #holyweek third Most stories have three acts: the beginning, the action or middle, and the end of the story. We won’t talk about the denouement. When we are young, most of us think about our three acts. Being young, growing up and having kids, and retirement. In each of those we have goals […]

Mar 29 – Are You Like Your Father?

Mar 29 – Are You Like Your Father?

3:89 – Are You Like Your Father? #faithbites #faithjourney father Yesterday was 11 years since my father passed away. I think about him often. Some days I realize how much I am like him and it scares me. Other days, it reminds me how much I am like him and I love it. Still there are days when I know […]

Mar 24 – Am I Out Of Prayers For The Day?

Mar 24 – Am I Out Of Prayers For The Day?

3:84 – Am I Out of Prayers For The Day? #faithbites #faithjourney prayers I often wonder if I’m the only parent who needs a break from their children. It seems as if the “Daddy, daddy, daddy, I want, I need” never ends. Then when you say no, it’s the end of the world. If you say yes, you are the […]

Mar 21 – What Have You Gained?

Mar 21 – What Have You Gained?

3:81 – What Have You Gained? #faithbites #faithjourney #COVID-19 #quarantinebucketlist #FamilyFaithFun #familylife #trinluth gained During a deep conversation with a friend who has different views than I on the handling of the Coronavirus, he asked what have I given up since this started. While many of us have a Iist of things we have lost or given up, how many […]