Busy or Hurried

Busy or in a Hurry?

I remember clearly the first time I heard John Ortberg speak about “hurry sickness”. It was in a course based on his book called “Everyday with Jesus”. Look at the following list and decide if you have hurry sickness: You check for the shortest line at the grocery store checkout, identify someone in the next … Read more

A Dandolin

Stop is the new Go

Lately, I feel like I have been a bit of a magnet for a certain message. In two of the books I have recently been reading and in some of the sermons I have been hearing there has been this common theme. The message is: STOP! It has not been about stopping a certain practice or … Read more

Coffee helps

I am not a Coffee Snob but….

I am not a coffee snob but… sometimes I will choose to drink tea when I can see the coffee is in an “instant” form and about to be mixed with hot water. Or, it is one of those “bean to cappuccino” machines with powdered milk. Even worse is when the said “coffee” is coming … Read more

Easter time

What Easter means to me

I remember so clearly as a child rushing around our garden hunting for Easter Eggs. My brother was 3 years older than me and generally found more eggs than I did. Fortunately, my parents would insist that we share out the Easter eggs evenly once we had found them all. Then when I came into … Read more

Lonelines

Dealing with setbacks (Why do bad things happen to good people)

I had been in pastoral ministry for a few years when one of the young couples in our church experienced a tragedy of epic proportions. Their two-year-old child drowned in a swimming pool accident. Nothing would ever be the same for them and their grief would be something they would process for rest of their … Read more