Recently there has been an increase of news stories of people paying off the lay-a-way balance of others at various retailers and most of the incidents have involved total strangers. I love this. Isn’t this season where this type of expression should be commonplace? My own family has received multiple anonymous gifts this past year, once as recently as this week where an … [Read more...] about PAYING OFF THE LAY-A-WAY
Recently the global population exceeded 7,000,000,00 people. I am not sure how to grasp that figure as it relates to the quantity of humanity. Needless to say, it's a lot. Just the thought of that many people it is easy to understand how we as individuals can become lost in such a crowd. The classic example is feeling all alone at a crowded party. Yet we do feel that way … [Read more...] about OUT OF 7,000,000,000 PEOPLE…
The book had literally jumped off the shelf at me. At a Books-A-Million store the bright red cover was screaming for me to take it home. Not very big, I read the title, The Red Sea Rules, written by Robert J. Morgan, a pastor near Nashville, Tennessee. I put it back, looked at another book, went back to the red book again and not knowing exactly why, I purchased it. When … [Read more...] about A HIGHWAY FOR YOUR ESCAPE
The college and career group my wife and I serve is made up of 18-25 year olds. Some are students, some are working, some doing both. In this group there is a student who has a 4.0 GPA, excels in her assignments and is on her way to a fulfilling future as a teacher and world changer. However, in her teaching certification exams she struggled. Curious, I asked her "why?". … [Read more...] about GRADES ARE SO OVER RATED…AREN'T THEY?
Earlier today I was to meet a friend of mine for lunch. He is a pastor and our lunches usually cover a wide range of topics. As he approached the table I stood up, hugged him as I always do, and announced "I have gunk in my ears and I can not hear you." He laughed as I continued, "I truly can not hear you, so I will have to be more intent in listening to what you say." And … [Read more...] about THERE'S GUNK IN MY EARS