Recap of 2018

This is the seventh year I've shared a recap of the year ( 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 ). I've tweaked this form a bit a lot so this edition is not even close to the original. If I had to describe 2018 in one word it would be ROUTINE. I've felt a sense of machine-like predictability this [...]

By |2018-12-25T14:01:45-05:00December 28th, 2018|Uncategorized, Year in Review|2 Comments

2017 in Review

It's New Year's Eve and time for my annual review post. This is the sixth time I've posted this questionnaire. See? 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. For the past couple of years, I've tweaked this form a bit by adding or removing questions so I doubt this edition is even close to the original. Overall, 2017 has been pretty [...]

By |2017-12-31T18:18:22-05:00December 31st, 2017|Uncategorized, Year in Review|1 Comment

Review of 2016

Despite my blogging absence for most of 2016, I couldn't not post a Year in Review as it's become quite the tradition (  2012 and 2013 and 2014 and 2015 ). To make sure things don't get stale, I've revised the questionnaire (inspired by this) and, if you're like me and ready to plan for [...]

By |2016-12-31T11:15:55-05:00December 31st, 2016|Uncategorized, Year in Review|2 Comments

What's so "good" about Good Friday?

What is so good about Good Friday? How can anything good come from something so bad? Today is Good Friday, perhaps the most significant event in the history of the world. It's a day filled with somber worship in dark spaces, dreadful songs, and Scripture passages of death, pain, suffering, and humiliation of an innocent man. The cross, a symbolic representation of God's unconditional love (vertical [...]

By |2016-03-25T07:00:56-05:00March 25th, 2016|Bible Study, Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Easter Treasure Hunt 2016

Before I truly understood the real meaning of Easter and its importance to my new life in Christ, I was all about collecting as many brightly colored eggs as possible and hoping they held my favorite type of candy. I'm partial to Twix, Three Musketeers, and strawberry Starbursts! Nowadays, it's not the size or contents of the eggs [...]

By |2016-03-19T16:32:59-05:00March 19th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A bag of … RED

  I recently shared my new role as spiritual mentor to a young lady who is going through an 18-week Confirmation Class at our church. I am responsible for modeling Christian living, encouraging her to make wise and sound decisions, and being available when she wants to talk or ask questions. Though it is not required, gift-giving is one of [...]

By |2016-02-10T03:00:28-05:00February 10th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|7 Comments

2016 Word of the Year: BALANCE

If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you know I'm a big fan of goals. You can read my 2016 Resolutions list here. I've never selected a word to focus on but one came to me this morning and it was as if God himself whispered the word. I was busy, trying to multi-task when [...]

By |2016-01-04T08:00:10-05:00January 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|11 Comments

Coming in January … #SJM1000MinuteChallenge

I'm so excited to share this post/announcement/challenge with you today! As many of you know, I struggle *BIG TIME* with accountability and consistency when it comes to my personal health and exercise regimen. I find every excuse for skipping the gym so I am teaming up with Sweet Jesus Ministries to lead the #SJM1000MinuteChallenge. During the month of January, I challenge myself [...]

By |2015-12-09T07:00:52-05:00December 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|9 Comments