The Perfect J

About this time of the new year I am remembering again what a louse I am. The New Year’s Resolutions are starting to wane. I said I would run a 1000 miles this year and I haven’t been to the gym in a week. Looks like I’ll be running 40 miles a day in June… Continue Reading

Day 2: Follow the Ways of the Wisemen

SACRIFICIAL Follow the Ways of the Wisemen. Matthew 2:1-12 Okay, I want you to imagine for a minute that it is your birthday. You send out invitations and invite all of your friends over. You make a big sheet cake for everyone to eat and a beautiful, decorated three layer cake with the appropriate number… Continue Reading

The Paper

I loved breakfast at church camp in Batesburg, SC. We would stand in line outside the canteen, waiting for them to unhook the screen door and let 60 sleepy-eyed, bed-headed, teenagers stumble in to heaps of sausage links, scrambled eggs, and a huge pot of grits slathered with butter. We couldn’t even spell cholesterol in… Continue Reading

7 Actions of a World Changer

I need to confess to a couple of things. First, I am not a world changer. I mean, I want to make a difference. I want to help people where I can. But I never imagine myself having a very big impact. Now here’s the 2nd confession. I was raised in a pretty legalistic church… Continue Reading

The Saint In You

I’m painting the picket fence around our backyard white. It’s not a big yard but there sure seem to be a lot of pickets. I decided to get a paint sprayer and do the job a lot faster. It really worked. Big bucket of paint, long hose, lots of air pressure, and the next thing… Continue Reading

Finish Strong

I ran this morning. Some days it is smooth and effortless, gazelle-like. (At least as gazelle-like as an old, gimpy, pudgy guy can be.) Today was not one of those days. I was sore at the beginning, winded by mile 2, and pretty much ready to never run again by the time I had finished… Continue Reading

Flying Lessons

(This is a guest blog from Jacob Courtney. We always love to hear from Jacob.) I love flying. I’ve had a fascination with airplanes ever since I was little. I used to sit in computer class in middle school and turn the monitor away from the teacher so I could spend the class period looking… Continue Reading

What’s It Like To Be A Counselor? by Debi Russell

So what exactly is it like to be a counselor? Do you ever get tired of hearing people talk about their problems? Do you worry about your clients when you leave work? What’s the difference between a Christian counselor and a regular counselor? When I am out in my non-work life and friends, or even… Continue Reading