Category Archives: Spiritual renewal

Silence and Solitude

Have you ever thought about the importance of silence and solitude in your spiritual growth and formation? I come from a tradition and culture that places a high value on being busy and doing things for God, so much so, … Continue reading

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The “Scratch & Dent” Department

I love the “Scratch and Dent” department or isle.  It is usually the first place my wife and I visit when shopping in stores that sell housewares, home goods and home decorations.  I think the reason is we love finding … Continue reading

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Does Practice Make Perfect?

“Practice makes perfect!”  Is this true?  Does practice make perfect? The origin of this familiar proverb comes from the Latin, “uses promptos facit” meaning “use makes perfect.”  Teachers, trainers and coaches have used this phrase for years to encourage students and … Continue reading

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Checking Our Blind Spot

We know how important it is to check your blind spot when you are driving.  It is one of the most important lessons we learn in driver’s education class.  Failing to check the blind spot could easily result in an … Continue reading

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Sleeping Through the Storms?

The recent wave of violent storms ravaging the mid-western states reminds all of us of the unpredictable power of nature, and the fragility of human life.  I can only imagine what people in Moore, Oklahoma felt when a second series … Continue reading

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How is the soil where you live?

So far, so good. When I look at the beautiful stand of grass I now have in my yard, I am amazed at the difference a year of TLC has made.  Last year about this time, the grass appeared to … Continue reading

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Love It or List It

Audio Version Love It or List It is a real estate and renovation show aired on HGTV network.  The premise of the program is the homeowner’s choice to either remodel their existing residence, or move to a new place with all … Continue reading

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