When you and I consider the story of our lives, we probably do not self-identify as the villain. In thinking through our histories, most of us identify as the hero of our tale. And that’s good! We are indeed called to model the heroic attributes of sacrifice, courage, and overcoming love. And yet, every story … Continue reading When you are the villain in someone else’s story
Don’t you hate interacting with people who present themselves as sincere but you can tell that they really aren’t? It's kind of a bummer to relate with fake, phony people. Sometimes people act loving when they’re not, and it is both shallow and annoying. On the other hand, sometimes people act loving when they’re trying … Continue reading Acting how you want to feel–fake or faith?
"The days are long the years are brief." That's how someone described the parental passage of time to me once, and it is probably true. Time usually doesn't feel like it is flying by while it is happening, but when we look back it is easy to gasp and wonder, "How did my little kindergartener … Continue reading Which first day is harder for parents: kindergarten or a senior year of high school?
So who would win in a fight, Goliath or Bathsheba? Actually a better question might be, which of them would pose the greatest threat to a king? King David would think the question is a no-brainer. He would say, “A giant on a battlefield is far less dangerous than a bathing woman on a rooftop—because … Continue reading Goliath versus Bathsheba
Have you ever been punched in the heart? Not your literal, physical heart, but your more vulnerable internal one? You will know if you have, simply by gauging your emotional reaction to the term. Heart punch. It is a blow that thuds into your emotions leaving you feeling sad, sickened, and despairing all at once. … Continue reading Heart Punch