Category Archives: Christian Living

Life Lessons from my Dog…

My dog Mocha is adorable but high maintenance. He’s taught me a lot about myself, my parenting deficiencies, and how to face my fears, in a backwards way.

But I Don’t Want to Forgive…

Forgiveness is hard. It often feels like death. But in the end it is more than worth it, as God unleashes His power in us in an unparalleled way.

Me? Change The World? (maybe not today)

I was on a panel for my former MBA program. As the underachiever of the group, I decided to let my mind wander during the discussion…a big mistake.

What if I throw a party and no one comes?

I like numbers. But numbers and social media can become an all-consuming trap that falsely defines our value and blurs our focus…

Is Discerning God’s Will as simple as a Green Light?

To truly hear God’s voice, I need to be willing to accept whatever He says. And that requires that I listening closely…

When a jackhammer won’t wake your daughter

My daughter cannot wake up in the morning, even with an alarm clock as loud as a jackhammer. It’s hard to awaken her, but I persist in trying to get her up, just as God persists with me.

A Word for the New Year

Every January, I select a word to symbolize the new year. I consider both where I am lacking and where God is stretching me. This year I chose a word that reflects what I want to become…

Why am I so ungrateful at Christmas?

Nothing highlights my need for gratitude more than Christmas. While I point out other’s lack of gratitude, I disregard my own ingratitude for the people themselves, which is far worse…

Now I can’t hide

An unknown work by Van Gogh was hidden in an attic after being called a fake because the owner was embarrassed. I’ve never wanted to write publicly for the same reason, but God is stretching me…