Sept 2 – Sol has it totally together right? Wrong

245 – Sol has it totally together right? Wrong #faithbites #faithjourney together Scrolling through Facebook, you see wonderful pictures of vacations, well-behaving kids, promotions, houses, cars, and new opportunities. You go to work and ask “How are you doing, Buddy”? The response is anywhere from great to ok to just ducky, maybe no response. Then you look at yourself and feel […]

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 […]

July 26 – Are You a Fragile Diamond?

July 26 – Are You a Fragile Diamond?

207 – Are You a Fragile Diamond? #FaithBites #FaithJournal Diamond You probably read the title of this #FaithBite and thought that was an oxymoron. Isn’t a Diamond the strongest material on Earth? If so, how can it be fragile? Before we get there, let’s talk about why this is the topic for today. I know some very strong people. They […]

July 23 – Left Behind But Never Alone

July 23 – Left Behind But Never Alone

205 – Left Behind But Never Alone #FaithBites #FaithJourney Left For most people, being left behind is a primal fear. You were forgotten, you are alone, you are vulnerable, and afraid. You don’t know if someone will come for you, help or hurt you or what to do next. Tonight, I was helping with vacation Bible School. I was helping […]

June 10 – Salvation Only $100

June 10 – Salvation Only $100

#161of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Salvation Only $100 “Get your Salvation Here. Only $100. You can do whatever you want”. “Step right up. It’s so easy, anyone can do it”. Ok, so the first one isn’t true, the second is, but let me give you a little bit of backstory. I am pretty naive and gullible. I’ve been that way my whole […]

April 22 – When God isn’t enough

#112of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney For the past 111 days, I’ve written about the power of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I’ve challenged you to listen to his Word and live by it. I’ve given many examples of his involvement in my life. But what happens when God isn’t enough? IllI answer that, at least for me in a little bit. […]

April 16 – Calling Out

#106of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #LavaYou Today’s lesson is about calling out for love, support, and happiness. Today’s lesson is inspired by my oldest daughter and I told her I would give her credit where credit is due. This morning we were watching videos, singing, enjoying each other’s company while waiting for school. During our sing-a-long, one of your favorite videos came […]

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 […]

February 23 – (Dis) Abilities

Today’s lesson is about appreciating those with disabilities or other abilities. I admit when I’m driving behind someone going slow I get mad sometimes. When I’m in line at the checkout and someone is going slow, I get impatient. When someone is walking so in front of me, I get impatient and frustrated. (It’s not like the extra 60 seconds […]