Sep 25 – Your Front Door Is The Church’s Front Door

Sep 25 – Your Front Door Is The Church’s Front Door

3:270 – Your Front Door Is The Church’s Front Door #faithbites #faithjourney front #pli Setting What do you think of when you think of church? Most people thing of a building they go on Sunday and worship for an hour or so, then go back to their lives. Times are changing. More and more people are unchurched or dechurched. They […]

Sep 19 – Pain is Temporary, Memories Last Forever

Sep 19 – Pain is Temporary, Memories Last Forever

3:263 – Pain is Temporary, Memories Last Forever #faithbites #faithjourney temporary Today, we were enjoying the fall weather at Rader Farms. My youngest was playing in the sand pit by herself and was a bit lonely. I got down on my knees and started playing with her. After we were done, I got up slowly and painfully. (It’s been a […]

Sep 9 – I’m The Worst Person in The World

Sep 9 – I’m The Worst Person in The World

3:253 – I’m The Worst Person in The World Setting Last night my youngest was upset, and for the second time in as many nights, said she was the worst person in the world. That everything she does is wrong and she’s terrible. Those words tore at my heart. Where had she heard this? Was this because I was getting […]

Aug 31 – Love Is More Important Than Being Right

Aug 31 – Love Is More Important Than Being Right

3:244 – Love Is More Important Than Being Right #faithbites #faithjourney important Setting In the past month, I’ve done better in not reading and commenting on many Facebook posts. I just don’t have the energy to get into the debates when people don’t want to learn, grow, and understand. As we get closer to the election, I see the vitriol […]

Aug 25 – It Takes A Village

Aug 25 – It Takes A Village

3:238 – It Takes A Village #faithbites #faithjourney village Tonight I was leading workshop for clinicians and let’s just say one of the “joys” of working from home happened: Child meltdown. I couldn’t hear myself speak and was unable to continue. Without missing a beat, one of my colleagues was able to jump in and continue where I left off. […]

Aug 23 – Helping the Oppressed Doesn’t Take Away From You

Aug 23 – Helping the Oppressed Doesn’t Take Away From You

3:236 – Helping the Oppressed Doesn’t Take Away From You #faithbites #faithjourney oppressed Sometimes the Sunday sermon is ho-hum. It’s a lesson we have heard before but need to hear again. Other days it’s good and we get something out of it. Then there are special days like today, when they hit a nerve. Today’s was how do we as […]

Aug 22 – Turn It Over To God AND Work!

Aug 22 – Turn It Over To God AND Work!

3:325 – Turn It Over To God AND Work! #faithbites #faithjourney over Setting I often feel lost in life. Am I a good person, a good father, a good husband? Am I doing what I’m supposed to? Would God like what I’m doing? Many, myself included, say to not worry about it and turn it over to God. While that […]

Aug 19 – Every New Beginning

Aug 19 – Every New Beginning

3:232 – Every New Beginning #faithbites #faithjourney new Setting As we left our first-grade orientation, my youngest told me again that she was nervous. We talked about it and while she was excited, she was nervous as to what to expect. There wouldn’t be any more rest time, more homework, and more change.  A new beginning. At work, we are […]

Aug 17 – Is Your But Getting In The Way?

Aug 17 – Is Your But Getting In The Way?

3:230 – Is Your But Getting In the Way? #faithbites #faithjourney but Setting “I like this dinner, but the veggies are too salty”. “Our country is good but it has too many problems.”. “This movie was good but the lead actor can’t act.” “Daddy, I like this slushy but there is too much cherry to the coke” (Yes, that one […]