The Rules

There are rules for everything in the world we live in today; rules for football, rules for basketball, rules at school, rules from the government and rules in the Bible.  Rules seem to…well, rule. Personally, I try to follow the rules…sometimes and when they fit my agenda.  (Sigh)  Of course, I’d love to say I […]

The Enemy

Scary movies are not for me.  Monsters, demons and walking dead people frighten me, cause my heart to race and make me nervous…and I KNOW they are just actors.  As a kid, I used to love watching all of the scariest movies available.  But today, I am conscious of the real evil that lurks in […]

Turning the Other Cheek

Why is turning the other cheek so hard?  Is it pride, anger, self-righteousness or ego?  And where, Oh, where do my Christian morals and values go when someone ticks me off, hurts my feelings or does me wrong? “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a […]

The First Day of Spring!!

It’s DO OVER time again!!!! Have you fallen off the wagon that carried all of your 2012 resolutions to take action, be organized, eat healthier and be kinder?  Did you give up on making this year different because it started off being the same old, same old and now you find yourself on the first […]

Contentment

Contentment is a double-edged sword. On one hand, we are urged to find joy in each moment because life is a gift.  However, we are also called to get off our fannies and work towards goals with a ‘heavenly’ prize. Unfortunately for those of us who love big houses, fancy cars and vacations; contentment usually […]

Mysterious Ways

God works in mysterious ways….  I have heard this mantra my entire life.  Most of the time it is said when something terrible or unexplainable happens and the onlookers are at a loss of what to say to the victim.  Basically, it’s said when we don’t know the why, the how and the what for. […]

HELP!

Recently, my girlfriend had the awesome opportunity to ‘clown around’ with Dr. Patch Adams in Guatemala.  Yes, it’s the same guy from the movie, Patch Adams, with Robin Williams…very cool!!! Consequently, her adventure to another country and her absolute selflessness to help others has me questioning what I’m doing to help those in need in […]

God Answers Prayers

From Garth Brook’s song, Unanswered Prayers, “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers.  Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs. That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care.  Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.” Have you ever felt like when you are praying that no one is listening?  Unfortunately, […]

Focus

Can you believe today is the first day of March?  We are already in the third month of 2012!!!!  I find this absolutely crazy!!!  What happened to the new year??? Since I seem to be cruising down 2012 at break-neck speed, I thought it would be a good idea to review my resolution back in […]