These are a few of my favorite . . . blogs

Probably half of my online time is spent blogging, whether that means writing for my own blogs, answering comments on them, or visiting other people's blogs. Because I'm part of the writing and editing world, a good number of those blogs feature those topics. But I consider myself fortunate to have a wonderful variety of... Continue Reading →


Celebrating each victory

So . . . my last post was a bit heavier than usual, but tonight as I write this, my heart is full. Right around the time of my previous post, we had a tiny bit of celebration in our household. Well, it was a big deal to one person in particular, and just a... Continue Reading →


As I write this post, it's Saturday, January 20. Today marks fifteen years since our youngest son passed away, only a few months shy of his fifth birthday. I'm not a naturally early riser, so I was surprised to awaken this morning before 5:30, unable to get back to sleep. Once I was awake, though,... Continue Reading →


Change is inevitable. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either too young to know any better, or old enough to be blatantly lying—either to you or to themselves. Depending on who you are and what, exactly, is changing, the experience can be either a positive or a negative thing. Sometimes a positive change for one... Continue Reading →

You’re so practical, James

  When our creative team at work began to plan our promo for the next sermon series, an eleven-week study of the book of James, we came up with the title "FaithWorks." As all the graphics and plans started to come together, I started getting excited about going through this particular book once again. It... Continue Reading →

This year, I’m okay

January 20 has, for the past 11 years, been a lousy day in our house. January 20, 2003, is when we lost our almost-five-year-old son. Nothing alters a day on the calendar for the rest of your life like the day a family member dies. Each year from then to now, the Christmas and New... Continue Reading →

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