Tag: despair

Keep the End in Mind

Dave and I are in an awesome phase of parenting – empty nesters. Most parenting begins at the same place: infants and toddlers. The most basic job a parent has in this stage is to keep the children alive. Somedays it feels… Read More

Did someone say camping?

Camping is foreign to some people. Maybe it is to you. I grew up camping. My childhood family of nine always had some sort of recreational vehicle – travel trailer, truck camper, renovated school bus, mini motorhome – we had it all… Read More

Daily Reads 07.01.2019

Freedom. What does that mean to you? It seems simple – freedom is to be free. But free from what? Oppression is the simple answer, but as I pondered freedom my mind raced in many directions. This week in the United States… Read More

What Would Jesus Say to Me?

The first time I encountered a ropes course was my first year of teaching in 2008. Every fall the high school students participated in a three day event designed to build community. Interterm, as it was called, offered a different activity each… Read More

Daily Reads 06.23.2019

But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, “I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.” Acts 13:22 So Jesus said,… Read More

Daily Reads 06.22.2019

Read: Acts1:14 The good news is that Jesus’ mother and brothers did become believers. They were gathered with the others in the upper room at Pentecost. His brother, James, wrote the book of James we find in the New Testament. He also… Read More

Daily Reads 06.21.2019

Welcome summer! I am glad you are here! A few years ago I attended a seminar that taught us to ask Jesus questions. I admit, it seemed a little strange to expect Jesus to answer my questions. After all, wasn’t my mind… Read More

Daily Reads 06.19.2019

Jesus was the first child to Joseph and Mary. He wasn’t, of course, Joseph’s biological son. Having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, Joseph took Mary as his wife and raised Jesus as raised his own son. He was known in the… Read More

Daily Reads 06.13.2019

The third pane of the Johari window is blind spots. Obviously, we can’t detect our own blinds spots simply because we are, well…blind to them. There is something we can do to grow in this area. Recently, I presented an idea I… Read More

Daily Reads 06.12.2019

Consider the Johari window I wrote about yesterday. The open area is the place we wear our best selves. Perhaps a bit like the mannequins in a window display. We put the best outfit there with the correct accessories and hope it… Read More