I woke up with a dark cloud over my head this morning. It doesn’t happen often. But when it does, I don’t like it. I don’t like feeling negative one tiny bit. I had a hundred different things swirling in my mind. Things I needed to do. People I needed to contact. Things I didn’t […]
If I see the things in nature as part of your creation — trees, flowers, birds, the sky — beautiful and complex beyond comprehension, God help me to see other people through that same lens.
I’ve heard it said that as an entrepreneur, when your “why” meets your passion, magic happens. You find the fuel to implement your ideas, commit to your projects and push through the difficult parts. Your business flourishes. Yes, I believe when the two intersect it is a powerful thing. But I also believe it’s not […]
Three weeks ago I boarded a flight in Atlanta with 15 other team members on a globalX short term mission trip to El Salvador. Today and back home, I’m a different person. Our purpose in El Salvador was to serve alongside La Casa de mi Padre, a children’s home whose vision is to heal hearts, […]
Psalm 19:1 I’ve thought on this verse many times, looking up at the tops of the trees and puffy clouds gracefully gliding across the sky. Even if we (humans) say nothing at all, the rest of God’s creation speaks on His behalf. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of […]
When I was a child sitting in church on Sunday and listening to the pastor speak, I’d notice the Bible he occasionally picked up and held in his hands. It always looked gigantic, full of thousands of pages I could never imagine having enough time to read. And I wasn’t even sure I wanted to. […]
While driving through town recently I read a church sign that said “Cake Lighting Service – 7:30pm”. Cake lighting? On second glance the sign actually said “Candle Lighting Service”. I laughed for a moment; maybe I had a sudden attack of the sweet tooth. But given that Christmas is only 4 days away, a cake […]
Days after Thanksgiving, I’m still having moments of full-to-the-brim gratitude. Christmas jewelry orders are coming in, and as if that wasn’t enough, I’ve had the pleasure of hearing back from many of my customers. When I hear they’re satisfied with their purchase, that they’re sure the gift recipient will love it too, that they want […]