Why I Don’t Make My Kids Dress Up For Church (Anymore)

My oldest son appeared in the kitchen, “ready to go.” He was wearing a too-small pair of shorts, mismatched holiday socks (one Halloween and one Christmas), and his shirt was on inside out and backwards. I’m not even kidding; I can’t make this stuff up. I paused, trying to disguise my shock and concern, trying…

Why Not Goldfish?

  I continue to be intrigued by people with great vision. When speaking of people with vision, Gandhi talked about resilience – the ability, commitment, and flexibility to continue the course while making needed changes to unexpected situations that happen along the way. According to Gandhi, “First they ignore you, then they mock you, then…

Just Because We Can

Just because we can doesn’t always mean we should. When do we learn that lesson? One of those life things that we learn along the way? One of my friends has suggested for years that we collaborate on a book entitled Things You Can’t Tell People. I think one of them is that just because…

Defining What It Is To Be Blessed

Maybe for a minute think about what makes you happy. A sunny day? Playing a sport? Walking outside? Lunch with a friend? A nice wine with dinner? Remember Jesus was the one who changed water into wine, just sayin’. A trip to the beach, the mountains, western Kansas? (Maybe that last one’s just me). Watching…

A Day Is a Day, and We Want More of Those

Dark, rainy days most often make me want to hunker down inside and read with my animals surrounding me – in my imagination it’s a Norman Rockwell print of peace and tranquility in the animal kingdom. The truth is Buddy gets as excited to walk in the rain as he does in the sunshine when…