Five Lessons From Loss

Five Lessons From Loss

I have been to five funerals/memorial services this year. I officiated two and attended the others. Those, in addition to several others over the past few years, make for quite a bit of loss. During this same period of time, I have also walked through job, marriage...
Mistreated

Mistreated

As an adolescent, I gave to panhandlers without thinking twice. It just felt good to give to those in need. I grew older and heard people concerned of what panhandlers would do with the money given. As a result, I stopped being so generous. Later, I learned the truth....
Just A Phase (Day One)

Just A Phase (Day One)

The OC15 theme “Just A Phase” initially gave me thoughts of the terrible twos and how I couldn’t wait for my daughter to get out of that phase. Eden was actually wonderful as a two year old, but the days of three were no joke. I am indeed glad to be out of that phase,...
Too Late

Too Late

Unfortunately, late is the new ‘on time’. Being tardy is the norm. Some of you know how tardiness drives me up the wall. Whether it is me or someone else, being late rubs me the wrong way. One of my favorite leaders always said, “When you begin late, you...
All Gone!

All Gone!

Do you remember when you embarrassed me in front of him? Do you remember when you lied to me about that? Do you remember when you stole that from me? Questions like these let people know that we did not actually forgive them. It can be hard to forget when others have...