September 7 – Just Listen

September 7 – Just Listen

2:250 – Just Listen #faithbites #faithjourney listen Nothing profound in this #faithbite. No dramatic realizations or crazy experiences. Just the need to listen to each other. People speak on words, action, inaction, and emotion. Just listen. Today, during a couple of political debates, I had nothing to add. I was glad for the respectful tone, but didn’t have the facts […]

September 3 – Are You A Gossip?

September 3 – Are You A Gossip?

2:246 – Are You A Gossip? #faithbites #faithjourney Gossip Do you gossip about others? Lately, I have been doing more and more listening and less talking. I have seen people sharing stories about each other that may or may not be true. Spending time trying to out words in people’s mouths, thoughts to their actions, all while not even being […]

August 30 – I Solved It (With Help)

August 30 – I Solved It (With Help)

2:242 – I Solved It (With Help) #faithbites #faithjourney solved Since May, I have been experiencing chronic pain. I’ve gone through the journey of doctor after doctor, meds, tests, research, and everything. No dice. Then yesterday, as I was about to go to bed, I didn’t have pain for the first time in a long time. That absence of pain, […]

August 22 You Will Get It Wrong

August 22 You Will Get It Wrong

2:234 – You Will Get It Wrong #faithbites #faithjourney wrong Today, I facilitated several graduate assistants through microteaching. At the end of the sessions, I asked them what questions or fears they may have. A common refrain was “what if I teach something wrong”? My response was, you will. You will mess up. You will get it wrong. It’s ok. […]

August 20 – Disowned

August 20 – Disowned

2:232 – Disowned #faithbites #faithjourney Disowned I was listening to our NPR station today and they has a story about Illinois State University. They said school has been on for two days, and already 3 students have been disowned by their families for coming out at LGBTQ. That means no emotional, spiritual, financial, or familia support. A new chapter in […]

August 1 – Mr. Wendal – Do You Know Him?

August 1 – Mr. Wendal – Do You Know Him?

2:213 – Mr. Wendal – Do You Know Him? #faithbites #faithjourney Wendal Are you familiar with the 1992 song, Mr. Wendal, by Arrested Development? It’s a moving song about how many see homeless people as bums and how society doesn’t value them. But the narrator, realizes giving money to him isn’t charity as Mr. Wendal gives him knowledge from his […]