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 5 – Challenge Complete. Next!

January 5 – Challenge Complete. Next!

2:5 – Challenge Complete. Next! #faithbites #faithjourney Challenge Today marks a big day for me. In November of 2017, a friend of mine who shared scripture every day said he was leaving Facebook. I told him I was sad to see him go and miss his daily scriptures. He said maybe it was time for someone else to do it. […]

January 2 – Friends Help Me Be Perfect. Jesus is My friend

January 2 – Friends Help Me Be Perfect. Jesus is My friend

2:2 – Friends Help Me Be Perfect. Jesus is My friend #faithbites #faithjourney friends Ideas for faithbites come from a variety of places in a variety of ways, just like God works in mysterious ways. Today’s idea comes from a good college friend of mine. While we haven’t seen each other in nearly 20 years, we are still close. And […]

December 25 – Christmas has arrived, now what?

December 25 – Christmas has arrived, now what?

359 – Christmas has arrived, now what? #faithbites #faithjourney Christmas First we opened presents. Then ate mass quantities of food. Filled the recycle bins and trash bins to overflowing. Santa has returned to the North Pole. The elves on the shelf are gone are gone for another year. Christmas is over, now what? If you are like me, then today […]

December 21 – The Longest Night or A New Season?

December 21 – The Longest Night or A New Season?

355 – The Longest Night or A New Season? #faithbites #faithjourney season December 21 is the first day of Winter. A new season of cold, snow, Christmas, New Year, and a time to reflect on what is came and what is next. For me though, I also look at it as the longest night of the year. I’ve always been […]

December 16 – What’s in Your Toolbox for Getting People to Do Things?

December 16 – What’s in Your Toolbox for Getting People to Do Things?

350 – Whats in Your Toolbox for Getting People to Do Things? #faithbites #faithjourney toolbox In between church services this morning, my eldest was a greeter for people coming into church. I could tell she didn’t want to do it as she was tired from being up early to sing. She was moping around, playing with her Girl Scout vest, […]

December 8 – Old School is Sometimes the Best School

December 8 – Old School is Sometimes the Best School

342 – Old School is Sometimes the Best School #faithbites #faithjourney School Today was my eldest’s birthday.  She wanted a Wreck-It-Ralph themed party, so where else should we hold it but at a retro arcade. This place had all the old video games that we grew up on and cost $0.25 to $0.50 a game. This reminded me of growing […]

November 27 – Are You A Misfit?

November 27 – Are You A Misfit?

331 – Are You A Misfit? #faithbites #faithjourney misfit Tonight, as part of our annual tradition, my family sat down to watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Every time before we watch it, I think of it with nostalgia, then as I watch it I remember how bad it is. Between Santa being a jerk, Donner rejecting his son, and on […]

November 25 – Does Your Love Ever Run Out?

November 25 – Does Your Love Ever Run Out?

329 – Does Your Love Ever Run Out? #faithbites #faithjourney love I can say that I have loved many people in my life. Some as friends or family, others romantically. I can also tell you that through circumstance or actions, that those bonds aren’t as strong as it was. In some cases, through time and distance, the bonds are broken. I […]

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 […]