If you were to describe who you are to others, what words would you say? Nurse? Preacher? Mom or dad? Husband or wife? World record breaker? These would probably be words you would use to define yourself if had a more positive self-image. How would define yourself if you had a negative self-image or a … Continue reading What Defines You?
On the eve of Thanksgiving, I can't help but think about those who are hurting. This may be the first holiday without a dad, mom, son, daughter, brother, sister, husband or wife. For three of my hospice families, this absence was created just within the last week. When does the healing begin? How long does … Continue reading Does Time Really Heal All Wounds?
Two years ago tomorrow, this week was not a week of Thanksgiving. It is the anniversary of when I resigned the pastorate, knowing that my family was about to split and my career and location were uncertain. As most people would, they went on with their lives while the holidays were very painful to me. … Continue reading Thankful…for the Scars?
Today is a day when we are led to believe that we will always reap the benefits of what we do. Historically, that has occurred but is often inaccurate. Many have worked hard, only for someone else to reap the benefits. The Bible records a great leader named Moses in the book of Exodus. He … Continue reading Your Investment…Another’s Reward
I wrote about this subject seven years ago after experiencing a detour on the way back home to Georgia after several days of vacation. Since then, it has taken on more significance. I personally detest detours, especially in unfamiliar places. You know as well as I do that the GPS tries to get you back … Continue reading Detours
Throughout Scripture, God commands His children to wait. But it's the one thing we hate to do. This is a generation that wants what we want, and we want it yesterday. However, God has a bigger plan for us than just instant gratification. He knows that our character is not developed when everything is handed … Continue reading Wait a Minute…or Several!