It’s Christmas. What are you getting your loved ones? How much are you spending? What is the gift you are most excited to give? What gift are you sure is going to get the reaction you are looking for? Have you even started shopping? Are you already done? It’s all about the gifts.
It’s happened to you….most likely. You ended up on the wrong side of a terrible situation. This can take place in many ways but I’d like to focus on one in specific today. Betrayal.
It was seven years ago at least. Bella kept slamming her bedroom door when she was mad. I had told her that if she did it again that she would lose her door. Sure enough, roughly one week later she slammed it. Quickly and without yelling (or saying anything at...
There's always a light at the end of the tunnel...only it very often ends up a train. It's always darkest...before it goes completely black. Ha ha, these are funny misquotes...and funny because many not only believe it to be true but have lived it. Yes, it's...
Remember hurricane Harvey? No, not Harvey Weinstein. I'm not even going to begin to expound upon everything that goes with that (not at this time anyhow). I'm speaking of the horrific natural disaster that deluged Houston and surrounding areas earlier this year. ...
Horrific tragedy, loss of life, terror, and fear. That is what happened in Las Vegas for sure. A city was traumatized. A nation mourned. Everyone took notice. Why did Stephen Paddock do it? Did Stephen Paddock do it? If not him then who? Regardless of who why? ...
Faith Community Church
All About Trey
Years ago for a quick minute, ESPN had a commercial campaign entitled, "It could happen, so you'd better watch." They would show great, unsuspected moments in sports where if you weren't watching, you wouldn't have seen something amazing. The campaign lasted just a...read more
The battle between parent and child re: screens is horrific. We can never underestimate the influence we have on other people. We also cannot fret over the same thing. I have met some folks in recovery from addiction lately. When done right, they come through...read more
The event is called unWined. It is a fundraiser for the pediatric oncology hematology (cancer) division of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. I was blessed at speaking at the first one 6 years ago and again last year. To date, they have raised just under 1 million...read more
What can you count on? Really? What is stable for you? What is it that will be there for you forever, never failing, always consistent? What do you value? What is it that takes up the bulk of your time/attention/focus? Where do you turn when things don't go your...read more
Joe, my son, is on a trip with another local church. He is in South Dakota. He is seeing Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, the Badlands, farms, mountains and so much more. My niece is on the trip as well. The other day my brother-in-law asked me how bad I was...read more
It is summer. The season so many of us yearn for throughout the dreary and occasionally bitter days of winter. Finally, school is out and there is time to do everything. Days into it the weather is not "summery" and "everything" has been replaced with "there is...read more