March 23, 2020

Wow! This COVID-19 virus is wreaking havoc with plans all over the world. People have died. Workers are displaced. Some companies may not survive an extended shutdown. Serious stuff is going on.

On an individual level, long-planned trips are being cancelled; weddings were re-scheduled; and celebrations of all sorts are on hold. 

Perhaps one of the most affected groups will be the Class of 2020. Whether high school or college, graduation ceremonies are just the tip of the iceberg. Senior proms, trips, and saying goo...

February 3, 2020

Are you careful about keeping track of appointments? Most of us are busy enough to keep a calendar either electronically or manually. Beware! There is a potentially devastating trap tucked away in the pages of our calendars.

We can focus so much on the routine activities of life (the doctor's appointments, lunch with friends, parent/teacher conferences) that we forget to schedule time for our most important priorities.

Playing with children, visiting a relative in a long-term care facility, or spending time in prayer may fai...

January 6, 2020

Last year, I read a great book by Rachel Hollis called Girl, Wash Your Face. Although many Christians have never heard of the book, it has been on Christian bestseller lists since its release in 2018. One publication estimated the book's sales at over 1.5 million copies.

Although reviews have been mixed, a large group of women follow Hollis for her lifestyle blog and social media accounts. The book recounts lies women have been told that inhibit their ability to live their best lives. Most of the criticism of...

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