Strategic games require the matching of wits with an opponent, and devising a game plan to outwit, outplay, and outlast them. Most people have played classic strategic games like Chess (still a novice), Checkers (not crazy about it), Battleship (a childhood favorite), and Connect 4 (a life-long favorite). Usually played between 2 players, each move … Continue reading Life is Like a Box a Chocolates? More Like a Game of Chess
My daughter Kennedi closed out 2019 by attending the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ (FCA) Leadership Camp. It was an absolutely amazing camp (her words) held at the ridiculously awesome sports facility in Lancaster, PA, called the Spooky Nook. During the camp, the attendees were given a guide about the importance of morning quiet time with … Continue reading Are You Properly Charged For Today? Or Are You Still Drained From Yesterday?
We made it to 2020! Consider a special fast to kick off the new year, new decade, new season, and new YOU! There is a reward on the other side of your fast.
Another Christmas is in the books. What did the day really mean to you? Christmas signifies different things to different people - giving gifts, family, goodwill to others, celebrations, and the birth of Jesus. For many people it is a combination of multiple meanings. What was your primary focus for the day? Who or what … Continue reading The Day After…Did You Open All Your Gifts?
A friend once joked that all my blogs have happy endings. I don’t necessarily think that is true, as my life isn’t particularly always going in the direction I desire, but I do try to find the victory that is within everything I face. Or at least something to be thankful for. This is one … Continue reading When the Answer Devastates You
At some point in our lives, most of us have sat in a doctor’s office, and they have ordered testing for information about a concerning matter. Any time we have a medical test, there is always the possibility of unfavorable news and a life changing report coming back. How do you usually respond? For me, … Continue reading The Key for Test Preparation (No, Not That Kind of Test!)
On Saturday, I attended the memorial service for a loved one. I chatted with relatives as we waited for the service to begin. After a while, my sister called me over, with a look of concern. I asked what was wrong, thinking something had happened to another family member. She shared that there was an … Continue reading What Will Be Said About You Once You Have Left This Earth?
I shared about the unexpected and unplanned purchase of our Honda Odyssey, and how God blessed me with a vehicle that I am committed to use to bless others. After last week’s story, I’ve gotten a number of requests to pick up donations. I’m on it! I'm delighted to partner with other organizations and ensure … Continue reading A Gift That Costs You Nothing to Give
Since it looks like the holiday shopping deals have started flooding my Inbox, I figured this was a good week to share a story to remind us all to be a blessing to others in this upcoming time of giving. At the end of 2018 it was time for a new vehicle. I had been … Continue reading What Can Your Hands and Heart Give Today?
Last week, I had the opportunity to get away for a few days with my daughters during their Fall Break from school. After a busy start of the academic year with both girls at new schools, I was looking forward to some downtime where we could connect and relax. Months ago, I saw an advertisement … Continue reading Like Harriet Tubman, Can People Follow Us to Freedom?