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 15 – I Made Myself Angry

January 15 – I Made Myself Angry

2:15 – I Made Myself Angry #faithbites #faithjourney Angry This #faithbite is going to the pot calling the kettle black or an example where I should practice what I preach, but here goes nothing. The past couple of days I have been angry. I receive bad news from someone and I get mad. Someone doesn’t do something that I thought […]

January 14 – My Day Sucks More Than Yours

January 14 – My Day Sucks More Than Yours

2:14 – My Day Sucks More Than Yours #faithbites #faithjourney sucks Today was not a good day. The kids were grumping, my knee was hurting, I had to shovel more snow, the campus was icy, the elevators in my building weren’t working, my network on my computer wasn’t working, people were grumpy to me. It was a pretty sucky day. […]

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 11 – Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse

January 11 – Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse

2:11 – Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse #faithbites #faithjourney Milhouse When some of you read the title of this faithbite you got it right away. Other’s thought, “Who the heck is Milhouse”. Well he’s a character on the Simpsons. In one episode he credited his flood pants for keeping his cuffs bone dry. It has since come to mean that everything […]

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 […]

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 […]