Time & Space

Prayer is a powerful tool. Developing a routine and finding a quiet space for prayer is essential for harnessing its power in your life and the lives of others. If we follow Christ’s example, he routinely left the crowds and his disciples to find a quiet place to talk to God the Father and to…

Angels Among Us

There have been many times in my life when things worked out just as I had imagined, but there have also been times when I’ve been sorely disappointed.  Something I wanted or thought I deserved just didn’t come to fruition. With age comes Experience, and Experience is a master teacher. I’ve learned from her that…

Maybe We’re Not Doomed After All

The next morning I woke up early and headed upstairs to the day room.  There were a few guys up there sprawled out on couches — some hungover from their shenanigans of the previous night; others were playing video games which I assume they had started doing last night. I asked one guy how far…

I Can Be A Little Punk Sometimes

I read so many beautiful Easter posts today. Some were already celebrating the fact that the grave is empty. Hallelujah! Others wrote about the overwhelming feelings associated with the crucifixion. That breaks my heart again and again. My journey this holy week has taken me hither and yon between the extremes on a road that’s…

What’s Next?

Each morning as I drive to work, I see this small, white house on a corner nearly hidden from sight by an old boat on the side of the home and a pair of jalopies that skirt the front of the small yard. At 6:30 a.m. I can’t see much — other than those three…

Jesus Loves Me

Falling in love with Jesus is by far the best thing that I have ever done. I did nothing to earn His love, yet He loved me first. That speaks volumes — knowing that He knows my deepest, darkest secrets and still loves me.  He knows about all those thoughts and desires that lie buried in…

Expiration Dates

This winter has been unpredictable to say the least. On Christmas day, the temperature reached 70 degrees. Two weeks ago we experienced Snowmageddon 2016 — a blizzard that dumped three feet of snow as it stalled over the nation’s capital. This past week, we experienced a few clippers that lightly blanketed our streets with snow….

Father Knows Best – Part III

The Battle Is Not Yours. I remember seeing this quote a few days ago that reminded me to be gentle with others. The words were simple, and the message was clear. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” It really resonated with me that day because I was…

Father Knows Best – Part I

Ask & You Shall Receive One of my fondest memories from my childhood was our Christmas tradition of looking through the Sears catalog — taking time to dog-ear the pages with our favorite things. My cousin Grady would write our annual letter to my Aunt JoAnna who lived in San Francisco at the time. She spoiled…