Friends, remember what the holiday season IS about: celebrating Christmas—the birth of our Savior. It's not about Santa, Rudolph, and empty traditions. Christmas is a season to enjoy friends and family. A time to dwell on the gift of our Savior. A time to be grateful for the gift of faith and hope. The end of the year is a time to be introspective as 2017 draws to a close and a new year is upon us.
Please don't allow busyness, stress, or striving for perfection ruin a beaut
It’s confession time. I don’t like grocery shopping. At all. I just returned home from doing my grocery shopping, and if I were a paranoid person, I’d think some folks were out to get me. You know that lady that pushes around the cranky child? Somehow she always shadows me through the store. Yeah, she was there today. What about the person at the deli counter that has a list longer than Santa’s naughty and nice list? Yeah, I was behind him today. And don’t you just want to cl
Second chances. There comes a time when we all need one. After all, who’s perfect? Lately I’ve been thinking about second chances in regards to many things—relationships, dreams, challenges. Too often we just give up. We don’t extend grace to others or to ourselves. Last week I posted about a disastrous lunch I had with a new friend. Go here to read about it. A few years ago, I experienced another similar lunch. The only difference was that I was the awkward one. That day, I