July 9 – Being Perfect Isn’t Required

July 9 – Being Perfect Isn’t Required

3:191 – Being Perfect Isn’t Required #faithbites #faithjourney perfect Setting Today, my kids and I were recording a lesson for our online Vacation Bible School. Let’s just say, it was far from perfect. Kids messing around, switching up words, and being a bit antsy. I did a few edits and realized, it was good enough. The point was to share […]

June 29 – Messaging

June 29 – Messaging

3:181 – Messaging #faithbites #faithjourney messaging On our trip to Branson, we saw many billboards. Some said things like: “I love America and if you don’t leave”, “Pray continuously”, “Thanks essential workers”, and one sign said “I’m an old gun owner who is firm on my religion”. When we talk, we are constantly sending messages about our beliefs and who […]

June 14 – Come Out Of Your Corners

June 14 – Come Out Of Your Corners

3:166 – Come Out Of Your Corners #faithbites #faithjourney corners Setting I know life experiences color how you see things. When I was younger,I believed there were many more people I’m the center. Folks could debate, argue, and compromise. We could be in the center and understand that we wouldn’t always agree, but we could live. I know that is […]

June 8 – Understanding Symbols

June 8 – Understanding Symbols

3:160 – Understanding Symbols #faithbites #faithjourney symbols Yesterday we talked about how people see things differently. Today, we will talk about symbols. Our society is filled with symbols for political parties, countries, religions, and groups. As groups we use symbols to get points across such as marching, kneeling, walking, saluting. These symbols are important but they aren’t as important as […]

June 5 – Showing Respect

June 5 – Showing Respect

3:157 – Showing Respect #faithbites #faithjourney respect What does it mean to respect someone or something? How do you show respect? Today, I was in a debate about protesting by kneeling during the national anthem. This post isn’t about that, but rather the concept of what does it mean to show respect. Is it different for different people? When we […]

May 28 – Quiet, Please!

May 28 – Quiet, Please!

3:149 – Quiet, Please! #faithbites #faithjourney please Quarantine life has hit a new high or low. My tank is empty. I need a break. Just some quiet. It’s not that anyone is being bad or doing wrong things, just on eggshells right now. I went out to sit on the deck, and my youngest followed me for a snack. I […]

Apr 12 – Empty Is Good

Apr 12 – Empty Is Good

3:103 – Empty is Good #faithbites #faithjourney #holyweek #easter #emptytomb empty Happy Easter, Everybody. He is Risen. He is Risen, Indeed. Alleluia In our life, empty is usually a bad thing. The gas tank is empty. The fridge is empty. My bank account is empty. The toliet paper roll is empty. (Sorry, a little COVID-19 joke). We don’t like empty, […]

Apr 11 – Reflection Saturday

Apr 11 – Reflection Saturday

3:102 – Reflection Saturday #faithbites #faithjourney #holyweek reflection The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is usually called Holy Saturday or Reflection Saturday. It’s a say to reflect on what Jesus’s sacrifice means to you and how it has impacted your life. I was lying on my bed this afternoon trying to reflect on this but everything I “had […]

Feb 27 – Share The Word

Feb 27 – Share The Word

3:58 – Share The Word #faithbites #faithjourney share We learn early that caring is sharing. We tend to share things like food, money, germs (sorry, flu season around here), tasks, and feelings. While these are important, they often only scratch the surface of what we really should be sharing: God’s Word. Today, I shared with a friend a copy of […]