Life’s Roller Coaster

I love roller coasters. I love life. Both make me anxious. For some people, a roller coaster is analogous of life. It has thrills, curves, highs, lows. But, to me, it’s not a good representation because everyone on the roller coaster is going through the same hills, curves, highs and lows at the same time. In life, we are not all on the same path—and … Continue reading Life’s Roller Coaster

Things We Learn From Children

  Here’s another one I wrote for “Parenting Points.” Here’s the link to the original. Hope you enjoy. Let me know in the comments. *** As I was pumping gas earlier this week, and taking note of the “summer surge” in gas prices, I was reminded of a conversation I had with my daughter about a year ago. It made me smile. On the morning … Continue reading Things We Learn From Children

Do as I say, not as I do

This is an article I wrote for the Parenting Point column in Anniston/Gadsden Christian Family magazine. You can visit that site here. *** If you watch television, you may have seen the series of commercials where adults begin to act exactly like their parents. While humorous, the commercials ring true. That’s what makes them funny. At some point, most of us begin to assume certain … Continue reading Do as I say, not as I do

Ecclesiastes: The Book of Eeyore

As we start a new study series in small group, I am resuming (hopefully) the habit of posting online more often. We’ll see how that goes. Today, we started a study of Ecclesiastes. It is an interesting book written in a much different manner than the rest of the Old Testament that surrounds it. Attributed to Kohelet—which is alternately translated as preacher, teacher or the … Continue reading Ecclesiastes: The Book of Eeyore

Hate thy neighbor: Faith in an election cycle

If there is one scripture in the secular political bible, it is “hate thy neighbor.” The result of generations of identity politics is a nation divided—exactly as intended. For people of faith, the role we should play in the American political scene has never been more confusing and, to many, never been as important. No matter which spot you occupy on the political spectrum, a … Continue reading Hate thy neighbor: Faith in an election cycle