Oct 28 – Be Afraid of Everything

Oct 28 – Be Afraid of Everything

3:302 – Be Afraid of Everything #faithbites #faithjourney everything In a recent scroll of the news and social media, I’ve been told to be afraid of the following: COVID-19, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Communism, the flu, the election, racists, anti-Semites, the police, immigrants, my neighbors, terrorists, Chinese, Muslims, computer hackers, Amy Coney Barrett, abortion, planned parenthood, non-american made goods, GMO […]

Oct 26 – Harsh Tongue, Bad Reactions

Oct 26 – Harsh Tongue, Bad Reactions

3:297 – Harsh Tongue, Bad Reactions #faithbites #faithjourney harsh Setting I’ve seen many friends share ideas and opinions that I believe we’re sexist or racist. The person claims that they are not being sexist or racist. After digging deep and understanding what they are trying to say, they aren’t meaning to be but their words are coming across in a […]

Oct 10 – Connection Troubleshooting – Don’t Lose Hope

Oct 10 – Connection Troubleshooting – Don’t Lose Hope

3:284 – Connection Troubleshooting – Don’t Lose Hope #faithbites #faithjourney connection Setting Last night, my internet started acting wonky. Some things worked, some didn’t. I began to troubleshoot the connection. First I plugged in, unplugged, researched, phoned a friend, but by bedtime, it was worse. I had completely lost my connection. Then, I woke up and kept trying to troubleshoot […]

Oct 6 – I’m Never Going Back To School

Oct 6 – I’m Never Going Back To School

3:280 – I’m Not Going Back To School #faithbites #faithjourney school Setting My youngest is having a rough night, tonight. She hates school, homework, and told me she is never going back to school. This all happened, mind you, because her sister earned a sucker after band and she didn’t get one. I know she loves school and is just […]

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 […]