After one extraordinarily busy day, I stopped at well-known fast food outlet for dinner. Even though I could have gone home and made dinner, I stopped anyway. Twenty minutes later I received my food. As soon as I opened the bag, I noticed something was wrong. There was no aroma of hot, freshly made fries. I took a soggy fry out of the bag
When I was growing up, we had a rotary dial phone. You put your finger in a numbered spot on a circular dialer which clicked as it returned to its place and registered the 7 or 10 numbers you selected. It took a full 10 to 20 seconds to complete a call and was really annoying if the number had a lot of 8s
Our spiritual walk is compared in several passages to the training and performance of an athlete. I may never have been on a competitive sports team, but I understand the discipline; for in my teens, I used to distance run just for the pleasure of it. Aside from setting a maintainable pace and good breathing, one of the most important things I learned is
During my early years as a nurse I worked night shift at a local hospital. In the wee hours of the morning during those long night shifts, I’d go into my patient’s room to check on them. Sometimes I’d find them awake reading or watching television and sometimes I find them asleep with the television watching them. One night as tipped around my patient’s
People all over the world are exhausted and stressed because they are working extremely long hours. Some never stop to spend quality time with their family and friends. Others health is failing because their work load is taking a physical toll on them as well. These and many other things are all happening in the pursuit of wealth. Finally, the day arrives when they
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 Do you know what fear and faith have in common? A future that hasn’t happened yet. Fear believes in a negative future. Faith believes in a positive future.
A few weeks ago, while visiting a restaurant that so many people had rave reviews about, I tried one of the signature dishes that had been the talk of the town. On this specific day, as I tested out the dish (trusting the word of mouth satisfaction offered by others), I was quite disappointed. Initially, I thought maybe it was because everyone’s reviews were
One of the hardest disciplines to master in the kitchen is to leave that oven door alone. I’ve had more less-than-perfect outcomes than you could shake a stick at, all from knowing good and well that I shouldn’t open that door but I just can’t stand to wait! So the cake falls, the biscuits are flat and doughy, the cornbread didn’t get that killer
God put us on this earth to know Him and to glorify Him, but that comes as a revelation to some people. They think they are on this earth to make their mark on society, or to find a career and make a living, or to have a family. Or, they believe they are here to find personal happiness. But the Bible teaches that
Recently, I went on a 24 mile ATV (all-terrain vehicle) ride in a desert in Nevada. This was my very first time being on a 4-wheeler and I must admit I was a little anxious going into this adventure. I had no idea what to expect. As I sat waiting for my group to get started, my nerves started to get the best of me.