The Slate of our Soul

Numbers. Numbers were everywhere in 2020. Whether it was COVID-19 cases, deaths, racially sorted arrest statistics, electoral tallies, or jobs gained and lost, we were surrounded by numbers last year. Perhaps we always are. And, that may not be a bad thing. Without numbers, tallies, and scores we would never make sense of the world... Continue Reading →

Just a Tuesday (Consecrate 2020)

Tuesday. Sunday is sacred.  Monday, whether dreaded or loved, launches the work week. Saturday is fun, family, hobbies, and community activities.  Friday, well Friday is just a shade less wondrous than Saturday.  Thursday has the honor of being the day before Friday. Even mundane, middle of the week Wednesday is so very boring that it... Continue Reading →

Seconds Count (Consecrate2020)

Not much is said about second things. We applaud first things.  We prepare for first.  We think about first. We want to make the best first impression.  We can't sleep before our first day on the job.  Couples reminisce about first dates.  We take pictures with our first car.  We go overboard for first birthdays. ... Continue Reading →

3-1 It’s your fault.

I suppose that parenting and teaching clichés will never go away, even the ones that we all promised ourselves we would never use.  I can remember telling myself that I would never say "because I said so," but try as I might, my four year old still manages to get that one out of me... Continue Reading →

Talking to Both of Him

Some of the purest education, and entertainment, in my life is watching my daughters interact with their friends.  Their imagination in play and conversation has more than once left me laughing.  Their straightforward, often "too" literal, thinking, has taught me my fair share of lessons as well. Their descriptions of people and events are often... Continue Reading →

Promises, Promises

There are few things that feel better than making a plan or commitment, knowing it will be difficult, and then following through and seeing the task completed.  On the contrary, few things are more personally disappointing, and publicly embarrassing then not being able to follow through on a promise. Credibility is the foundation for trust... Continue Reading →

Choices (Consecrate18 Devotion #3)

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:  20 That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou... Continue Reading →

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