March 30 – Appreciated, Your Way

March 30 – Appreciated, Your Way

4:89 – Appreciated, Your Way #faithbites #faithjourney appreciated Setting Some days you feel like a good parents, sometimes not so much, and others you just nail it. Last night was one of them. For the past few weeks, #faithbites has covered feeling appreciated, belonging, fitting in, and having self worth. Last night hit the nail on the head. My youngest […]

March 5 – A Moment On The Lips, A Lifetime On The Hips

March 5 – A Moment On The Lips, A Lifetime On The Hips

4:64 – A Moment On The Lips, A Lifetime On The Hips #faithbites #faithjourney lips Setting This morning I was thinking about memes that people share. The good, the bad, and the ugly. What struck me was that some of the best people I know, quickly share something that doesn’t fit their personality. The first read of it may sound […]

March 4 – Did I Offend You?

March 4 – Did I Offend You?

4:63 – Did I Offend You? #faithbites #faithjourney offend Setting Dr. Suess. Aunt Jemima. Civil War Statues. Building Names. Books. TV Shows. What do these have in common? Someone is offended by something that someone else things is ok. My Facebook feed is filled with outrage on why something is banned or why a company changes their business practices (changing […]

March 2 – Are You Hard To Love? Not For Jesus!

March 2 – Are You Hard To Love? Not For Jesus!

4:61 – Are You Hard To Love? Not For Jesus! #faithbites #faithjourney hard Setting I can be hard to love. I’m stubborn, grumpy, moody, judgmental, messy, angry, and frustrated. There are good days and bad days. My wife the other day told me that I can be hard to live with too. I agree with her 100%. I’m far from […]

February 14 – Love Is What Keeps Us Together!

February 14 – Love Is What Keeps Us Together!

4:45 – Love Is What Keeps Us Together #faithbites #faithjourney Keeps Setting Today is Valentine’s Day which for many is a day of love. Today also happens to be my mother’s wedding day. Topping it off, we are finishing a series of love in our church. Love is on my mind today. From the Beatles, “Love is All You Need” […]

Feb 12 – Enemies or Opponents?

Feb 12 – Enemies or Opponents?

4:43 – Enemies or Opponents? #faithbites #faithjourney enemies Setting I saw an article the other day that said we used to call members of different political parties “opponents” now they are “enemies”. Is this a simple word choice? Wikidiff has this comparison: “As nouns the difference between opponent and enemy is that opponent is an individual or group who is […]

January 18 – Don’t Feed The Trolls

January 18 – Don’t Feed The Trolls

4:18 – Don’t Feed The Trolls #faithbites #faithjourney trolls Setting Have you ever heard the phrase, “Don’t Feed The Trolls?” On the Internet, trolls are those who start flame wars or intentionally upsets people on the Internet. I know you have crossed at least one and maybe, just maybe you have been a troll. I know once in a blue moon, I am, […]

January 15 – Changing Your Approach

January 15 – Changing Your Approach

4:14- Changing Your Approach #faithbites #faithjourney approach Setting “Have kids”, they say. “It will be fun”, they say. I love my kids and do enjoy them. Like all parents, there are times when our children drive us crazy. Times when no matter what we try doesn’t seem to work. As Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and […]