March 18 – Beards

March 18 – Beards

2:77 – Beards #faithbites #faithjourney beards Fair warning, this isn’t one of your normal #faithbites. This isn’t a deep introspective look at the soul. This is more fun. I’ve haven’t been shaving in a while, part because of being lazy, part because of the surgery, and part, well, I wanted to see what happened. So today my kids and spouse […]

March 11 – Is God Working for Me?

March 11 – Is God Working for Me?

2:70 – Is God Working For Me? #faithbites #faithjourney God When people ask how I’m doing, I usually say busy or something else. I should and have been doing better saying, I am blessed. The truth it, I am blessed. I have a good job, family, house, car, church life, everything. Is it perfect no? Are there circumstances I wish […]

March 4 – Lord, Help Me Understand

March 4 – Lord, Help Me Understand

2:63 – Lord, Help Me Understand #faithbites #faithjourney understand Today, I look for answers and understanding. There is much to God’s plan that I don’t understand. I’m far from perfect, far from understanding Christianity, and light years from understanding our world. I see lots of hate to people based on religion, skin color, sexual orientation, political bent, past actions, and […]

February 20 – Respect All Those Who Work For You

February 20 – Respect All Those Who Work For You

2:51 – Respect All Those Who Work For You #faithbites #faithjourney respect Did you tip the pizza guy last time he delivered in the snow? Did you chat and treat the waitress well when she brought your check. Are you a person who respects all service providers including friends who help you? We all do for others and have others […]

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 […]

February 10 – Church Isn’t Just For The Churched

February 10 – Church Isn’t Just For The Churched

2:41 – Church Isn’t Just For The Churched #faithbites #faithjourney Churched Church buildings can be a welcoming place for those who are members. At the same time, for non-members, it can be a a scary,.unknown, and confusing place. The church has its own language, processes, policies, and operating procedures. We spend a lot of time and money building and running […]

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 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 […]

December 28 – I resolve to…Be Grateful

December 28 – I resolve to…Be Grateful

362 – I resolve to…Be Grateful #faithbites #faithjourney grateful This is our third entry in the I resolve series following anger management, finishing what you started, and now today, being grateful. I was taking a shower this morning and the hot water ran out. This is a common occurrence in my house. We have a 30+ year old hot water […]

December 27 – I resolve to…finish

December 27 – I resolve to…finish

361 – I resolve to…finish #faithbites #faithjourney finish Yesterday, we started the resolve series here at #faithbites with a resolution to work on anger. Today, we continue with looking at finishing what you start. For you Disney fans, you may remember the dog in Up. He was easily distracted by SQUIRREL. I am that dog. I find things that are […]