March 17 – Freedom is From The Lord

March 17 – Freedom is From The Lord

2:75 – Freedom is From The Lord #faithbites #faithjourney freedom Normally when I sit down to write #faithbites, it’s because of something I experienced during the day. Then I find scripture to help me explain and relate that event. Today was different. Not much happened today, been writing most of the day, do I decided to finds random scripture generator. […]

February 17 – Known Act of Kindness

February 17 – Known Act of Kindness

2:48 – Known Acts of Kindness #faithbites #faithjourney kindness We hear about random acts of kindness often. Someone doing something for some stranger to help them out. Today, we are going to talk about known Acts of Kindness. This is where someone does something for someone they know. These personal acts can radically change a person’s day and outlook. With […]

February 15 – Better Than Expected But Not As Fast As I Want

February 15 – Better Than Expected But Not As Fast As I Want

2:46 – Better Than Expected But Not As Fast As I Want #faithbites #faithjourney expected Recovering from surgery is rough. It doesn’t matter how minor it is or how major, it’s a long road and just kinda sucks some days. People ask me how I’m doing. My response has been “Better Than Expected But Not As Fast As I Want”. […]

February 13 – I’m Not Better (Or Worse) Than Anyone

February 13 – I’m Not Better (Or Worse) Than Anyone

2:44 – I’m Not Better (Or Worse) Than Anyone #faithbites #faithjourney better Being stuck at home, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on a variety of topics. Something that keeps coming up is the idea of a person being a better person than someone else. This “better” then turns into more worth and we are left with the […]

January 28 – I Am Responsible. I Take The Blame

January 28 – I Am Responsible. I Take The Blame

2:28 – I Am Responsible. I Take The Blame #faithbites #faithjourney Blame When I turn on the news, read a story, or listen to people complaining, it is usually someone blaming someone else. Most are not taking responsibility for they do. At our Voter’s meeting a couple of days ago, I saw a true leader in action. He stood up […]

January 27 – It’s Ok to Not Be Ok

January 27 – It’s Ok to Not Be Ok

2:27 – It’s OK to Not Be Ok #faithbites #faithjourney ok A couple of weeks ago when I was dealing with the realization that I wouldn’t graduate, my eldest came to me and said “Daddy, are you ok?”. I told her “No, I wasn’t ok.” I explained the reason and she said it will be ok. Too often we are […]

January 25 – You Belong Here. You Have a Place Here.

January 25 – You Belong Here. You Have a Place Here.

2:25 – You Belong Here. You Have a Place Here. #faithbites #faithjourney place In my career, I have always been the person helping the people do things. I’ve very rarely considered myself the doer. Be it supporting online teaching, supporting teachers, helping leaders, advising students, I have always been the one to help. When I worked in Corporate America, I […]

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 […]