Our six year-old Keurig coffee machine was making a groaning noise whenever we used it. I imagined it muttering as the coffee spewed out, “Not another cup of coffee! When was the last time you cleaned me?” The groaning noise grated our nerves enough to sideline the machine and buy a newer … [Read more...] about The Strong Button
My sister-in-law gave me a YETI brand name travel mug because she knew I couldn’t go a day without coffee. When I wake up, I sip coffee from it and drink deep from my Bible—two stimulants that keep me going and my energy high. I’m spending a lot of time lately with my Bible and my YETI mug. … [Read more...] about Our Daily Cup
My high school physics teacher was always better off topic. Don’t get me wrong. His physics mattered and had a real energy. Yet the man’s exceptional capacity to tell a good story about his college pranks and his eccentric professors had a greater pull on us. We ambushed him with questions … [Read more...] about Live Your Story
These are unusual times. Or maybe these times are highlighting usual truths that are not usually noticed. Crisis has a way of pinpointing troubles and triumphs, deep in the heart, unheeded. It’s not the first time I’ve been in crisis. It’s not the second. But I find each new time I’m at a … [Read more...] about Prison or Palace?
Where I live, we’ve all been told to stock up on food in the face of COVID-19. Before my workplace shut down, I joined the herd at the grocery store, trying to find food on the shelves that was imperishable. Food that lasts and does not spoil. I settled on spiced tuna and Kraft dinner. Don’t judge … [Read more...] about Imperishable