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 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 1 – Following Through with Baby Steps

January 1 – Following Through with Baby Steps

2:1 – Following Through with Baby Steps #faithbites #faithjourney baby Happy New Year everyone. Some say a new year, a new you. Others say this is a new book with 365 chapters for you to write. Still, others say, it’s just another day. I look at the new year in the same way, I’m trying to look at everything else: […]

December 26 – I resolve to…

December 26 – I resolve to…

360 – I resolve to…. #faithbites #faithjourney resolve Christmas is over and now I’m looking forward to 2019. While this is not the end of the year post, this is the first on resolutions. While I may look like someone who has it all together, just kidding, I’m as broken and messed up as the rest of us. One of […]

December 5 – What should I wear to Church?

December 5 – What should I wear to Church?

339 – What should I wear to church? #faithbites #faithjourney church Before we get started, some days I have an idea for a #faithbite and then something else changes it. Today is unique in that the idea I had was supported by another message later in the morning. God is pretty awesome. And now, onto Faithbites. Sunday morning is sometimes […]

November 16 – Isn’t It Ironic, Don’t You Think? Or is it a Coincidence?

November 16 – Isn’t It Ironic, Don’t You Think? Or is it a Coincidence?

320 –¬†Isn’t It Ironic, Don’t You Think? Or is it a Coincidence? #faithbites #faithjourney ironic I was listening to the 90s radio station this morning and Alanis Morrisette’s “Ironic” came on. I loved that song back then, but even more than the song was the debates and drama about the title. Should the song title be Ironic or Coincidental? The […]

November 15 – Responsibility for Your Actions – Good and Bad

November 15 – Responsibility for Your Actions – Good and Bad

319 –¬†Responsibility for Your Actions – Good and Bad #faithbites #faithjourney responsibility About two to three inches of pearly white snow covered central Illinois this morning. It is beautiful unless you have to travel, shovel, or go anywhere. A perfect day to stay home, sit by the fire, drink hot chocolate, and rest. But alas, this was not in the […]

November 12 – Time for Night Night

November 12 – Time for Night Night

316 –¬†Time for Night Night #faithbites #faithjourney night Waking up in the dark and going home in the dark is par for the course in the northern part of the country during daylight savings time. I am tired. Between work, school, family, church, home, and everything, I’m just tired. While there is the emotional tired we have talked about before, […]