What 100 dirty nacho trays teach about the spiritual life

spiritual life

Today is the clean up.  Yesterday was the party.  Spiritual life lessons are everywhere, even in dirty nacho trays.  What is the lesson? Nobody likes the clean up.  Our house is a wreck.  The sink is overflowing.   I have fifty gallon bags full of plates, cups and water bottles.  The dog ripped them open […]

These days will never come again…carpe diem and all that stuff

carpe diem

Carpe Diem!  Seize the day.  It’s all a little cliche and worn out.  YOLO if you like.  But what the heck…carpe diem because these days will never come again.  What days?  Whatever days you are living.  Is your son or daughter two or six or thirteen?  Those days will never come again.  Carpe Diem!  Are […]

Father’s Day-The best lesson my Dad ever taught me

Father’s Day is a little sweeter this year.  Back in January, my Dad survived emergency surgery and eleven days in the ICU at a Chilean hospital while traveling internationally.  A Father’s Day celebration was no sure thing and so I am grateful and reflective as it arrives.  As I often stress, disciples are learners.  One […]

Suck it up and disciple someone

Here is my challenge:  disciple someone.  I have a good friend whose primary advice to me is “suck it up.”   I actually appreciate it because there are not many people who are willing to tell others to do the hard thing anymore.  We will listen, encourage, and understand, but rarely do we want to tell […]

Top strategy to defeat temptation

Temptation doesn’t leave us alone.  It shows up every day.  God’s words to Cain in Genesis 4:7 have always haunted me “sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”  Temptation is always knocking.  It wants to entice you to answer the door of disobedience.  God charges […]