August 14 – You Are Valuable

August 14 – You Are Valuable

2:226 – You Are Valuable #faithbites #faithjourney valuable I’ve had a few events lately where I have felt in certain settings that I am not valuable. It’s not like someone said I wasn’t valuable, their actions spoke lousee. From them not being inclusive, not soliciting input, and not seeing if I was up for an opportunity to, they showed how […]

August 6 – You Matter! You Energy!

August 6 – You Matter! You Energy!

2:218 – You Matter! You Energy! #faithbites #faithjourney energy You Matter! Let me say that again: YOU MATTER. No matter who you are, what you have done, where you are from, YOU MATTER. Many of the challenges we are facing as a society, come from not talking to each other and not valuing each other. From shootings to political shouting […]

August 3 – To Serve Others

August 3 – To Serve Others

2:215 – To Serve Others #faithbites #faithjourney serve Tonight we were discussing how we behave when we get angry. Cece says she shuts down. I get mad then I shut down. I told her the things that get me most angry is when people don’t do what I suspect them to do and when they don’t provide the service they […]

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 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 […]

July 4 – Freedom Reigns

July 4 – Freedom Reigns

2:185 – Freedom Reigns #faithbites #faithjourney freedom Today is the Fourth of July and in the US it means celebrating our birth as a nation and freedom. Many choose to celebrate with pools, BBQs, fireworks, beverages, parades, and more. At our house we celebrated with some pool time, ribs, corn, mashed potatoes, and strawberry shortcake. No fireworks as we were […]

June 30 – Is There A Doctor In The House?

June 30 – Is There A Doctor In The House?

2:181 – Is There A Doctor In The House? #faithbites #faithjourney doctor Today is our white coat ceremony for our college. This is when students formally start their medical Education. They are pledging their lives to help cure the sick and improve lives of those around them. It’s funny that the theme of doctoring came up during church service today. […]

June 29 – Be Fearless Like Mary Ann

June 29 – Be Fearless Like Mary Ann

2:180 – Be Fearless Like Mary Ann #faithbites #faithjourney fearless Saturday. 90+ degrees. No time or place better to share God’s love. Today was the last Saturday and my first time helping with Sidewalk Sunday School. It’s an outreach mission for our church to go into the neighborhood and share the love of Christ. One of the leaders, Mary Ann, […]