A Season for Giving Thanks

A Season for Giving Thanks

For many November is a relatively easy month to be thankful. For some this post-election week provides the long-anticipated reprieve from political advertising. And yet the very thing we’re glad to have some relief from is the very reason we all ought to be incredibly...
Just Wash My Hands

Just Wash My Hands

There I was, talking to a sink. You may have found yourself in a similar situation before. Standing at a sink, hands lathered with soap, ready to be scrubbed and rinsed off with water as you stand before a sink with a motion-sensor faucet. What happens next is often a...
What Do You Think About God

What Do You Think About God

There are pivotal moments in everyone’s lives when what they believe to be true about God is revealed. These moments are not always monumental in and of themselves.  In fact, they are often quite ordinary, but they become pivotal when we consider what transpires...
Learning in the Water

Learning in the Water

Have you ever tried to water ski? There’s something about learning to water ski that just has to be done in the water to get the feel for it. You can read the “manual,” and put your mind to the task: crouch while leaning back in the water as the line gets taut; knees...
Why Should We Pray?

Why Should We Pray?

Prayer. Just the mention of the word can evoke a variety of emotional and cognitive responses. Feelings of guilt for not praying more, or correctly. Excitement and anticipation for some who love to talk openly and often with the Lord. Despondency – even anger – for...