Bible Doodle: Digging Deeper

Are you stuck in the simplified version of a Bible Story you learned in Sunday School? Read More

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Navel Gazing

Navel Gazing—inward reflection—is not a sign of narcissism. Instead, it is most useful when you take the time to consciously consider and analyze your beliefs and actions for the purpose of learning. In fact, navel gazing is a crucial step toward your growth and development. As a Christian who regularly spends time in inner reflection, my navel… Read More

I’m just thinking…

Meditation. We usually connect this word with monasteries, or religious hermits, or some Eastern religions. For Americans, meditation isn’t something we connect with ordinary, every-day life. Google defines meditation as “a written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject.”  Oh, we’re really good at written or spoken discourse—consider social media and current politics. Like… Read More

what gifts do you need?

Store Clerk: “What is Santa giving you for Christmas.” 5-year-old: “Santa’s not real; he’s just a nice story we tell at Christmas time. You may make-believe if you want to—it’s fun.” This is a paraphrase of my granddaughter’s conversation, echoing her grandmother via her mother. “It’s a fun story to enjoy, but it’s not real. What do… Read More

Let me play in the fields of the Lord

Sometimes your path is clearly delineated. You know what you have to do. You know where you have to go. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It’s a hard climb. There’s no stopping in the middle–you’re committed. There may be people ahead and behind you–no way out. There’s lots to see, and it’s hard to… Read More