Bible Reading Game Changer

Bible Reading Game Changer

I had good reasons for not wanting to attempt another through-the-Bible reading plan. 1. I struggle with sitting still to read large hunks of text. 2. I would rather savor God’s Word than skim. 3. I bog down in places like Leviticus. 4. I feel overwhelmed if I get...
Use HIS Words

Use HIS Words

When children first learn to talk, they often rely on gestures and sounds to communicate. Often a parent needs to remind a toddler to “use your words.” Words are more effective than pointing, grunting, or whining. As grownups, we constantly use our words to teach,...
 Load Up & Head Out 

 Load Up & Head Out 

Of all the crazy things I did as a classroom teacher, the end-of-year adventure field trip definitely ranks in one of the top 5 best ideas ever. First came the car trip in the extra-long International Travelall. I still remember the look at the gas station when the...
Learning from Lemons

Learning from Lemons

I have a potted lemon tree. It moved here from California like I did. I move it inside for winter since neither of us are fond of freezing temperatures. Last summer my tree had tremendous growth. Two branches grew straight up the middle, taller than any of the other...
Every Masterpiece is Nonstandard

Every Masterpiece is Nonstandard

At one past job, I was in an office with a friend whose daughter was learning pottery. There was a little shelf where my friend would keep a few of her daughter’s mugs or bowls bearing small price tags. I found myself drawn to that shelf. I bought a few and...
 Thankful in Blunders

 Thankful in Blunders

I missed my flight today. The airline was kind enough to send me updates on the delayed fight. However, both my first and second flight were delayed. I got the second flight time in my head while I was still at first airport. That is why I missed my flight even though...
Tune Your Radio In

Tune Your Radio In

This time of year I drive multiple rental cars each month. Once I’ve adjusted the seat, mirrors, and air conditioning I reach for the radio. I’ve learned something basic (but significant) about tuning a radio: if I tune into one station, I can’t tune into another at...

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