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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You've Got Giants and They're Bringing Their Friends


Have you ever played the carnival/amusement park game called, "Whack-a-Mole"? Armed with a soft mallet club one attempts to "whack" furry mechanical moles as they pop up from their cubby and show their little rodent face. Up one springs! Whack. And another and another. Whack! Whack! And another and another and another and anot....okay, you get the point.

Here's the thing: the Giants* we face are a lot like those whackable moles. We see the one in front of us. Perhaps view another w/our peripherary vision. But like those furry rodents, there are countless other relatives of said giant which we'll need to face down and stand up against.

A young teenage boy named David did just that: faced one giant only to stand against its relatives a few years later in life. You're going to be encouraged as you learn of God's faithfulness in preparing us both to will and to do all that is required when gazing at a Goliath.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Would You Rather? Choosing to Face Our Giants



Got Giants? A "giant" is anything that exalts itself in our minds, pretending to be bigger and more powerful than God in our life. A few that have made the list in my life? Parents (mine). School Administration. Church leadership. Finances. Other moms (some of those can be seriously scary!). And good old fear.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gold Rings, Oscar Schindler, and Saving a Life


"Whoever saves one life saves the entire world." What can you do today to make a difference in someone's life? What will you choose to do, or believe, or speak, that will shape the generation(s) still yet to be born? Do great things!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Shaking Hands (my son, that is) with POTUS Obama


It was an exciting day for my son as he met and engaged in a brief conversation with The President: POTUS, "You're a tall kid!" My son, "You're taller than I thought you'd be." POTUS, "Yeah, I get that a lot."

Four Things Christians Should Say More Often


I've come to embrace the following conversational tenets as the result of failing to do so far too often in my own life and with those I love & those I desire to reach with truth. I'm practicing what I speak, teach, and write, more and more as the years pass and hopefully you'll implement a few of these as well.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Hunger Games Now Showing On Your Favorite HD Flat Screen

The Death of Beverly Hills Housewife's Husband: Russell Armstrong

The Hunger Games is broadcast every day on local cable; we're simply too dull, desensitized, & spiritually bankrupt to recognize our participation. I'm guilty of having tuned into this particular program. Guilty of compromising my humanity & theirs while watching the entertainment/debacle from a comfortable Coliseum seat in my own living room. No more. I'm done. God help us all be finished with such things.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Say "No" Like You Mean It


Have you ever found yourself volunteering for a job you really don't want? Or perhaps found yourself arguing with a three-year old and wondering to yourself, "Good grief, who's the adult here?" You CAN learn how to say "No" with confidence, grace, and creativity!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Dare You to Delight in the Ordinary


"Who knew rolling out homemade egg noodles could inspire a Vblog. Feel free to post your own sacred observations in your delightfully ordinary life."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Have You Lost Weight?!" and Other Nerve Racking Comments



People mean well but sometimes, well, sometimes their words just don't rest so easy on the soul. Take a few minutes to chuckle along with me and share any "less-than-ideal" comments and phrases that come to mind.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Call to Honor Others


Honor: When & where you recognize who a person is without stumbling over who they are not. From whom have you withheld honor? And how can you honor them today?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A How-to Audio Primer for Belting Out a Fabulous Rally War Cry

 mother & member of the human race should be equipped and prepared to let loose a audio barrage of sound whilst cheering their favorite child, sports team, or Marine troops. Listen and learn, Grasshopper.Every mother & member of the human race should be equipped and prepared to let loose a audio barrage of sounery mother & member of the human race should be equipped and prepared to let loose a audio barrage of sound whilst cheering their favorite child, sports team, or Marine troops. Listen and learn, Grasshopper.whilst cheering their favorite child, sports team, or Marine troops. Listen and learn, Grasshopper.Every mother & member of the human race should be equipped and prepared to let loose a audio barrage of sound whilst cheering their favorite child, sports team, or Marine troops. Listen and learn, Grasshopper.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Mess of Magnificent Proportions!


We all have a messy side to our face. Messy life. Messy faith. We just don't all put it out there for the neighbors or Youtube world to see. That's my job! *smile* Here's to each of us embracing said messes and determining to follow all the more toward Jesus.