Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Holding on Loosely

January 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Faith, Goals, Illness

I’m someone who likes to make plans. I like to know when I’m doing something, how long it will take, and what’s coming next. I don’t like surprises. But one thing this bout with cancer has taught me is to hold on to my plans with a loose grip. James 4:13-15 says, Now listen, you […]

Lesson Learned: Check

November 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Balance, Encouragement, Faith, God First, Illness

Mother Theresa once said, “You’ll never realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you got.” How true! Life gets busy, the appointment book fills up, plans are made, schedules set, gotta go here, go there, do this, meet them. We got it; we can handle it. There’s lots in life to fill […]

Grown-ups Get Scared Too

November 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Faith, Illness

A few Sundays ago I taught in Children’s Church. We’re currently teaching a series on the life of David. My lesson this week was on a time when David got scared. He was sure Saul would eventually track him down and kill him. Forgetting God’s promise, David took his 600 men and their families and fled […]

Consider His Goodness and Love

November 9, 2008 by  
Filed under Faith, Illness

God is good, isn’t He? Sometimes, I’ll admit, that’s hard to say. But it doesn’t negate the truth. He is good. My morning’s reading took me to Psalm 107. Hey, if you want to read about God’s goodness and love, read this psalm. Powerful stuff, and so beautifully written. It starts out with a very […]

The Cure for the Common Writer’s Block

September 2, 2008 by  
Filed under Craft, Encouragement, Fiction, Illness, Writing

The dreaded writer’s block. That wall of nothingness that, sooner or later, plants itself directly in front of every writer’s path to creative bliss. That ominous obstruction that fuels frustration and threatens to drive even the most prolific writer absolutely batty. Writer’s block: public enemy number one. Writer’s block is something that affects every writer, […]

This Interruption Called Cancer

April 1, 2008 by  
Filed under Health, Illness

Talk about interruptions. Hey, I’m a husband and a daddy to three little, very talkative, very active girls. I’m used to interruptions. But on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day–I’m not Irish) I sat at work with my ear to the phone, thinking I’m only 35, I have a wife and three kids, I have a […]

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