Every spring I clean out my closet, get rid of things I haven’t worn (to make room for new!). And every spring I struggle with getting rid of my favorite pair of old, holey jeans. I can’t wear them anywhere but I can’t seem to let go of them. They serve no useful purpose and […]
While St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival, how and what we celebrate actually has little to do with the holiday namesake. As it turns out, St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, wasn’t even Irish. He was born in the British Isles to parents of Roman descent. And […]
February and Valentine’s Day are a time to celebrate love. For centuries we have celebrated romantic love and those who seem to have found it. Many “great” loves have been recorded through time – Romeo and Juliet, Napoleon and Josephine, Cleopatra and Mark Antony. However, these loves were limited by the frailty of human emotion […]
I often wonder why so many of us seem to struggle with our New Year’s Resolutions. Resolutions often highlight the ways we feel like we aren’t quite measuring up; areas we feel like we need to improve on…so we may end up feeling like we just aren’t good enough. That doesn’t sound like a positive […]
Christmas. Not many words can evoke such a broad range of emotions! Excitement, joy, trepidation, anxiety…the anticipation of Christmas can make us all a little crazy. And because Christians are, first and foremost human, we are not immune! We are subject to the same human frailties as everyone else. So how can we set ourselves […]
I’ll admit it. It’s a rare occasion when I like a new version of an old song. Change, just for change’s sake, is pretty unappealing to me. Nevertheless music, including Christian music, is often borrowed and revised by new artists. And generally, I don’t like it.
According to the BBB, one of the top most-read articles among accredited retail businesses in 2017 was “The Single Reason Your Retail Business Could Fail.” The single reason? Distrust in the workplace.
About a year ago, I saw a photo on social media that tore at my heart.
Faith is defined as confidence or trust in a person, thing, deity, view, or in the doctrines or teachings of a religion, as well as confidence based on some degree of warrant. The word faith is often used as a synonym for hope, trust, or belief. Fear is defined as a distressing emotion aroused by […]
America has been blessed as the longest, on-going, Constitutional Republic in the history of the world. We’ve been blessed with individual freedoms, opportunity, and prosperity coveted across the globe. These blessings are not accidental. Whatever your religious views, if you are an American, it’s worth understanding the ideas on which our nation was founded.