Monday, March 31, 2014

Church Invitation

We got invited to church, specifically, a couples group at church.

While we were out having dinner at a classy barbecue restaurant, we were approached by a couple and they gave us a pamphlet about their church.  They eagerly invited us to join them in their couples group that was held at their church.  We of course were polite to them, listened to their invitation, and told them thank you. 

Monday, March 24, 2014


Lately, my favorite song has been “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong United.  Even though I really like the song, it scares the crap out of me.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Other 5 Commandments

A few days ago, I saw a video posted online from the movie “History of the World Part I”.  The clip was of the scene when Moses (Mel Brooks) was carrying what was supposed to be the 15 Commandments down to the people.  In the process of walking down the mountain to deliver the commandments, he dropped the tablet with commandments 11-15.

The clip got me thinking about what those other 5 commandments could possibly be.  So with doing no research whatsoever, but having keen observational skills, here are the other 5 commandments:

Monday, March 10, 2014

We Want To Be Celebrities

When I’m feeling down and I need a boost of self confidence, I go to my daughters’ school.

I feel like a rock star when I walk through those doors.  People screaming your name, giving high-fives, just wanting the chance to talk to you; it’s great!  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Lent Challenge

Lent started today and so now is the time of year when everyone gives something up or does more of something. 

Lent is very important to me because I see the importance of the time leading up to Easter.  I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but I will definitely participate in Lent. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Time, Talent, & Treasure

I often struggle with understanding why I'm here.  

What's God’s plan for me? 

How can I use the knowledge and skills that I have to honor Him?  

Some people have it figured out.  They sing in the choir. They help with the children.  They become missionaries in Africa.

We talk a lot in church about using our time, talent, and treasure to serve and honor God.  This past week we hosted several missionaries at church and Wednesday night we went to listen to some of our mission partners speak.  Even though I am not called to be a missionary and I’ll most likely never go on a mission trip, I still want to help and be a part of God’s work and mission throughout the world.

The question is, how? 

How can I use my time, talent, and treasure to help our mission partners around the world?