The joy on a college campus
Last week I had the amazing privilege to go with my sister and brother-in-law to take my niece (and only girl niece I have…) to college at Liberty University. I LOVE Liberty! Yes, I am biased because I teach there but I also went there for my graduate degrees. It is a very special place.…Read More
Somebody’s watching you
Listen, learn, and share this episode with everyone you know! There is a message in it for everyone regarding human trafficking. It is not scary, but encourages us all to make positive steps to make a difference in our communities. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1378717/7945252Read More
Podcast Season 1 Finale
Praying my dad still talks to me after this one… https://www.buzzsprout.com/1378717/6518035Read More
What makes a good story?
According to the American press institute, “A good story is about something the audience decides is interesting or important. ” As an avid reader, I love a good story. One I read recently was The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, who tells the love story of two Holocaust survivors. I highly recommend reading it! As the reader,…Read More
Did you know that the word ‘listen’ and the word ‘silent’ have the same letters?
The question of course is more rhetorical, but as 2020 has created a situation in which many people in the world are using technology more than ever before to connect with one another, work, be educated, vent frustrations, be entertained, etc, I’m afraid we aren’t getting better at truly listening during these times. Many are…Read More
A Live chat about anxiety during a pandemic with my pastor :).
Quarantine means “house of freedom” in 2 King 15?!? What…
This morning as I was reading in 2 Kings 15 about king Azariah, I noticed the scripture mentioned the word “quarantine” so I read the commentary below with astutness. Of course last year when I read it, I probably just kept on reading, but this year it really stuck out to me amid the global…Read More
Overcome evil with good: tips during the COVID-19
As I mentioned in my post last week, many people are freaking out and are feeling very unsure about a lot of things in our world at this time. Here are some ideas/activities to help you shift your focus. 1-Go visit your elderly neighbors. Take some groceries, fresh baked goods, and toilet paper (since this…Read More
A rare form of generosity…
I love the quote by Simone Weil, “Attention is the rarest form of generosity.” Personally, I believe her quote rings true today more than ever. At a time where people can physically, be it at times technologically, connected, people often seem more disconnected to true genuine conversation and ultimately relationships than ever before. So you…Read More
If mirrors could talk…
When I thought about making a New Year’s/January post, I wanted to mention the statistic I heard recently that only 45% of Americans have made a new friend in the past 5 years (www.studyfinds.com). This is sad, right? As I listened to many this week discuss goals, resolutions, diets, fasts, etc. the only ones who…Read More