January 17 – Listening without expectation

January 17 – Listening without expectation

2:17 – Listening without expectation #faithbites #faithjourney expectation As people, we communicate all the time. We talk to be heard. We talk to share information, build consensus, nurture ideas, fight, debate, and more. Sometimes though, we just need someone to listen to us without wanting or needing them to take action. Sometimes, just someone acknowledging that life can be a […]

January 12 – I’m Giving Her All She’s Got Captain

January 12 – I’m Giving Her All She’s Got Captain

2:12 – I’m Giving Her All She’s Got Captain #faithbites #faithjourney Captain Have you ever had one of those days when you are pushing your engines as hard as you can and it seems like not enough? Or when everyone wants a piece of you and there is nothing left? It reminds of me of almost every original Star Trek […]

January 9 – After Many Edits, Still Not Good Enough

January 9 – After Many Edits, Still Not Good Enough

2:9 – After Many Edits, Still Not Good Enough #faithbites #faithjourney #RoadtoEdD Edits Tonight I was incorporating peer feedback into my dissertation draft. As I was doing that, I noticed “older” parts of the paper that I didn’t like. I revised it, performed more edits, and I still didn’t like it. I’d like to say this is a labor of […]

January 8 – Walls Divide. Love Multiplies

January 8 – Walls Divide. Love Multiplies

2:8 – Walls Divide. Love Multiplies #faithbites #faithjourney walls “Build the Wall”. “We Don’t Need A Wall”. These are refrains we hear more and more everyday. Maybe it’s not a wall but a fence or steel vs concrete. You can’t go more than a few scrolls on Facebook or through the news or in a conversation without someone talking about […]

November 24 – Are You Looking For A New Home?

November 24 – Are You Looking For A New Home?

328 – Are You Looking For A New Home? #faithbites #faithjourney Home For the past 17 years, we have not really had backyard neighbors. There was a shed directly behind our house, then the neighbor’s house was off to the side. In the past week, they started constructing what looks like a very large (and I mean very large) garage […]

October 30 – Are you a Citizen of God?

October 30 – Are you a Citizen of God?

303 – Are you a Citizen of God? #faithbites #faithjourney Citizen Today’s #faithbite is inspired by the President of the United States saying that he could end birthright citizenship by executive order. This post isn’t about that as I try to stay away from politics as much as possible. Instead, this will focus on what it means to be a citizen. […]

October 27 – One Family of God

October 27 – One Family of God

300 – One Family of God #faithbites #faithjourney family Before we get started, this is the 300th day of the year, meaning I have been writing #faithbites or sharing scripture for 300 days straight. I was hoping to have an uplifting message for #300 but today my heart breaks. I thank you all for reading and commenting. 65 days to go. […]

October 19 – We Like You

October 19 – We Like You

292 – We Like You #faithbites #faithjourney Like Today was my third and final day of facilitating a problem-based learning group this block. I was nervous about it on Monday but by today, I really enjoyed it. After the session was over, I asked the group for feedback, knowing that I would get formal feedback later in the semester. The […]