Category Archives: TOSSING LIFE YOUR WAY

Alive In the Land of Wonder

Written on March 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm, by

“Beauty. Mystery. Wonder. They all three go together. The primary human response to an encounter with overwhelming beauty is wonder. Wonder is the transcendent sensation we experience when we find ourselves in the presence of an awe-inspiring sunset, an artistic masterpiece, or a newborn baby. Wonder is the uniquely human reaction to the sublime. Cows […]

Running On Empty

Written on March 12, 2019 at 1:03 pm, by

Usually it is perceived as negative when it is said that one is running on empty. The idea is that one has been depleted of strength or possibly of value. Yet, God reverses such thinking and we would do well to absorb it into our life approach. Philippians 2 speaks strongly of Jesus “emptying” himself. […]

Living The Lie Of Comparison

Written on February 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm, by

An inner war takes place within each of us.  For some it is occasional.  Yet for others, it’s a nearly a daily grind.  Whether educated or un, employer or ee, or even a Demo-publican, one thing tends to rule every heart… living by comparison. I’m a champion knower of this curse.  Others… somebody somewhere…are always […]

Give ‘Em Heaven

Written on February 12, 2019 at 10:31 am, by

When some hurt your feelings, give ‘em Heaven! When others cause you great disappointment, give ‘em Heaven! When people break your heart, give ‘em Heaven! If you really want to make use of your time on earth, stop the insane rehearsing of the many ways you have been offended. Change the world! Make a difference! […]

The Way to Be Encouraged

Written on January 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm, by

Every person is like you are. Believe it. Each has highs contested by multiple lows. There is not an exception. You, therefore, need (and deserve) encouragement. The challenge is in the “how”. Speak up. Talk about the good stuff going on. Use your voice via words; spoken or written. Such an approach infuses life into […]

The Value Of Being Tested

Written on January 15, 2019 at 12:34 pm, by

One of the utmost stresses ever to hit our doorstep is that moment where we are being tested. Too, it’s likely one of the most valuable and productive moments of our day. So, do what you can to not dismiss raw conflict and abrasive contradiction. Rather, grow from them. Have we become a people who […]


Written on January 8, 2019 at 10:39 am, by

If ever there is the duplicative track to be found in us which corresponds to the surprise and world-changing walk of Jesus, it is mercy. Mercy places each of us into “truth focus”. Sure, we have a hankering to keep score of those who-know-better sinners among us. It’s usually always a “they” notation. The score? […]

Awaken to Wonder!

Written on January 1, 2019 at 11:37 am, by

My desire is to stop a robbery. I’m posting a warning sign that says, “DON’T GIVE UP”. Haven’t you figured it out by now? Everything we approach, touch, or try, has inbuilt contamination factors. From birth, to education, to employment, to marriage, to socializing, and into retirement, every individual is harassed by the whisper to […]

Christianity in Conflict

Written on December 4, 2018 at 11:53 am, by

Tension reigns throughout the hallways of Church. It is more subtle, I believe, than stark. Yet, the strain should be addressed in hopes of the call of God gaining fruitful momentum within society at large. The conflict? I see churches doing what we can to sell ourselves in ways that would draw community. Who doesn’t […]

Walking By Faith

Written on November 20, 2018 at 11:07 am, by

Faith is the world-changer intended for you, for me… for we. Anytime some form of the word “believe” is used, it is always from the base that some element is not existing at the moment; yet can become.  Super-Natural! Faith seems to have lost its thrust as we toss it about nonchalantly as a spiritual […]