The ABC’s of This Season

Yesterday, I left work at 4:30 after working through lunch and only accomplishing 2 of the 11 action items written on my board and missing a deadline. That’s a hard reality for a goal oriented, A-type personality like me. I got home, ordered dinner, ate, then walked off my angst. At 8:00, I sat to work on my list. I worked until midnight to meet my deadline and cross one...

Love God. Love People.

Love God. Love people. There is no other commandment greater than this. Friday, we were shopping in downtown Boone. All of the stores require masks. I walked into the store and greeted the salesperson. I sensed her heart was heavy. She told of an encounter she had earlier that day with a customer who refused to wear a mask. He yelled at her and was rude before stomping out of...

Christian Beatitudes for Social Media

Blessed are those who are poor in understanding but seek to understand before they post. Blessed are those who can humbly admit they are not an expert on every topic. Blessed are those who just roll their eyes, keep strolling, and pray for their friend who posted an unsubstantiated fact. Blessed are those when people dislike you and exclude you because you refuse to take a side and only quote...

Success

How do you measure success? Bank account balance? Square footage? Number of toys? Test scores? Wednesday morning I was in a panic. I was measuring my success by my student’s performance on a test. What if they performed badly? What if my pass rate failed. I was allowing my entire school year to rest on the merits of one test. But God, who is rich in mercy, reminded me of...