October 12 – Burr It’s Cold Out There

October 12 – Burr It’s Cold Out There

285 –¬†Burr It’s Cold Out There #faithbites #faithjourney Cold On Monday in Central Illinois, it was in the 80s. On Friday, the high was 44. This morning when I got up and went to work in was in the low 30s and it was COLD. I pulled out my winter coat, my ice scraper, and scrapped frost of my car. […]

September 27 – Are You Enjoying Yourself?

September 27 – Are You Enjoying Yourself?

270 – Are You Enjoying Yourself? #faithbites #faithjourney Enjoying “Are You Enjoying Yourself”? That was the question one of my advisors for my EdD asked me yesterday. I was meeting with two of them to discuss my dissertation, project, and life in general. When she said that, I asked: “Do you mean the dissertation or work”? She responded that she […]

June 21 – Happiness Can Be Yours

June 21 – Happiness Can Be Yours

#172of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Happiness Can Be Yours I don’t know a single person who doesn’t want to be happy. Many search for that happiness through strife, depression, work, and everyday life. So many things can take away from happiness: concentration on the negative, news stories, financial problems, stress, social media, and more. We are constantly bombarded by stressors and evil […]

May 2 – Highs and Lows

#122of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Before we get to today’s lesson, a small announcement. We are now 1/3 of the way through 2018 and this makes 122 faithbites¬†posts. Crazy. I never thought I would get this far along when this started back in January. 1/3 down, 2/3 to go. Onto the less…. Today’s lesson is about the highs and lows of life. […]

March 11 – The Circle of Life

Today’s lesson is on the circle of life. No, I’m not talking about the awesome song from Disney’s “Lion King”, but rather the ages and stages we all go through and the pain and joy associated with them. Today at worship, we experienced so many of these. The beginning of faith in two young children through baptism, the giving of […]