Love Your Neighbor

"Loving each other is what we were meant to do and how we were made to roll. It's not where we start when we begin following Jesus; it's the beautiful path we travel the rest of our lives." - Bob Goff "Everybody Always" This past week, an American hero passed away. She was the daughter of a Brooklyn seamstress. She was a champion for gender equality and women's rights. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (a.k.a. the Notorious R.B.G.,) who was only the second woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, finished her course in this life on Sept 18. After watching a documentary about her life on an airplane, I insisted that my daughters learn about her remarkable life. I w

A Word to the Wise

Life is challenging. Just when you think you have things figured out, you realize that you don't. Fires devastate forests. Hurricanes hammer communities. Loved ones get sick. Schools switch from hybrid to virtual (or vice versa) What do we do? Where do we turn for wisdom? Is it to Oprah? Dr. Phil? Uncle Jim or Aunt Judy? While these are all good choices, the Bible teaches us that there is one SOURCE for wisdom. This source is more available than Oprah. it's more consistent than Dr. Phil. It's even more reliable than Uncle Jim or Aunt July. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 he stores up sound wisdo

Honor the Lessons of History

It's important to HEAR the wisdom of parents & grandparents. It's important to HONOR wisdom that is passed down to us.


"For it was You who formed my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." - Psalm 139:13-14 Prayer is more than talking and using fancy words. Prayer is more than telling God what God already knows. It’s more than offering a laundry list of all the problems in our family, community, and world. Prayer is also more than just telling God you’re sorry when you think (or know) that you’ve messed up. Yes, these are important aspects of prayer. God invites us to share the burdens on our hearts. God wants us to confess our sins, but prayer is so much than this. At its core, prayer is turning our focus on God. Prayer is t

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