What legacy will you leave?

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to […]

A Tender Heart Towards God

My brother Jim is a really great cook.  He’s so good he was on NBC’s cooking show Food Fighters and won against some nationally known chefs. So, I had a question for him about the heart.  I’ve been thinking about the fact that when we don’t pay attention to our hearts they sometimes become hardened and tasteless, like a hard piece […]

The Whisper of a Prideful Heart – Part 2

Of all the concepts in the Bible related to the heart, a prideful and conceited heart tops the list – by far.  Of all the verses in the Bible related to the heart, there are more verses on pride than any other topic. Satan helped bring about sin and pride in Adam and Eve with a simple question […]

Journey into the Heart – Part I

From the verse Proverbs 4:23 it’s easy to grasp that the heart is preeminently important. “Above all else, guard your heart, for from it flow all the issues of life“ The heart is a hard thing to put into words and is surely mysterious.  While the heart muscle in our chest cavity is easy to describe, the other […]

Too Busy for Lemonade

It’s refreshing to live in a neighborhood with small children.  Invariably, sometime around June lemonade stands emerge to serve thirsty adults and children on hot days.   If you’re like me however, as a busy adult, I have no time for kids’ lemonade. As I drive by, I usually mumble, “I’m too busy for that”. And […]

Purpose, Honor and Legacy

At 73, my mother died last month after a battle with Alzheimer’s. However, when my mother was alive, she was really alive. She was a giver and always moving and she was a great mother. She invested in the lives of her children, took us to events, encouraged us to pursue our dreams and congratulated […]