Navy Yard Shooting – The Thoughts that Count

What we think determines how we feel.  Or does it?  Because if we’re so sure that our thoughts shape our feelings, wouldn’t it make sense for us to spend a deliberate amount of time trying to discipline our thought life?  Yet most of us continue to enjoy the luxury (or the curse) of letting our…

Thoughts that Paralyze

Have you ever taken the time to identify those thoughts that paralyze you into inaction? Sometimes our thoughts are on a quick sprint to the destination of nowhere and it’s hard to capture them and accurately identify what it is that we’re truly thinking. There are many things that we’d like to accomplish in life but our thinking…

Proud of what LOOKS like a Failure

Has YOUR failure ever turned into someone else’s success? Have you ever tried to run a marathon and failed to finish, but the very fact that you tried, inspired others to start getting physically active? Have you ever pushed to get a promotion, only to have someone come in along side you and say, “If…

Through a Child’s Eyes-Song

“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-4 Sometimes our perspective on life gets tainted. We can’t see through the glass clearly anymore. God becomes like a faint memory of something good or bad, a dusty figurine packed away with all…

Cycle of Beauty in Praise

During every choir rehearsal I am filled with awe at the beauty of song. Every single melody is like an infinite praise rolling off our tongues, a gift of word to tune that we sing back to God. The song, the instrument, the breath that gives voice to our hopes and dreams and sorrows, these…