Posts from September 2023

Posts from September 2023


The Most Important Thing You Will Hear Today

There are many things you will hear today. Some will be more important than others. You could hear anything from an alarm clock to an “I love you.” Our ears hear everything that is going on around us, even if our minds don’t take the time to listen. As you read this today, I pray that you will not only see the words with your eyes but that you will hear the message resonate within your heart. You will hear…

Just Like Pluto

For 76 years, Pluto was a planet. Then one day back in 2006, it wasn’t. On August 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded Pluto to the status of a dwarf planet based on their newly refined definition of a planet.1 The demotion of Pluto to the status of a dwarf planet was influenced by the fact that Pluto acts differently than the other eight planets. In particular, Pluto’s orbit is different. It is elliptical rather than circular and…
friend circle

A Friend Loves At All Times

 A small town has a unique way of honoring folks who have supported others who are going through tough times.  On the wall which surrounds a park near the city’s center, the name of a citizen experiencing some type of difficulty is written inside of a circle.  At some point down the road in this person’s trial, he/she is asked, “Who are those who have been there for you through it all – all of your suffering, anxiety, and weakness?” …

Faith Stronger than Facts

We put our faith in the strangest things sometimes. Have you ever ignored the facts about a situation in favor of your faith in it? Let me show you what I mean. You may know the relationship with your significant other or long-time friend is toxic, but you ignore all the alarm bells because of your faith in that person’s potential. Your favorite sports team may have never proven they can win anything. Still, you ignore all that disappointing history…