A Simple Idea To Change Someone’s Day

It was the fall of 2018, and my son, Sammy was living in Finland. My wife, Patty, and I went to visit him. We had a wonderful visit, but there was one thing in particular that they didn’t do: smile. I’m not exaggerating when I say that they don’t smile. In fact, in most European …

Prayer Jar Project: Is It Working?

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to my “Prayer Jar Project”. A simple way for me to pray for the people who matter most in my life. After only a few short weeks, I have been AMAZED at what has happened. Every morning, when I reach into the Prayer Jar, I say a prayer …

People Will Sample ANYTHING

People love to get free food samples at grocery stores. And have you noticed that they’ll pretty much try anything? That’s the point, right? Sometimes you’re skeptical on how it’s going to taste. But, you never know til you try it, right? That sample pushes you from, “I’m not sure about that…” to, “I kind …

The Prayer Jar Project

Friends, for a few years now, I have shared with you that prayer is powerful. I have talked about it, blogged about it, even done a vlog about it. But now, it is time to do something more about it. Confess and acknowledge how you have offended one another and then pray for one another …

Take The Baton

Several Years ago, I was in a 12 person relay race called, RAGNAR. The race territory covered 200 miles. One runner would pass a baton to another runner. Then, we’d drive to the next destination, and wait for that runner to pass the baton so that the next runner could go. Then, on and on, and …

I Was Told I Had 10 Minutes To Live

January 24, 1982. West Michigan was hit with a snowstorm with high winds. 5:45am. I was sound asleep in my waterbed, when I heard a very loud noise. A noise I had only ever heard during the daytime. Immediately I knew something wasn’t right. I walked outside of my bedroom door, and heard the smoke …

The Sticker On Your Car

Runner stickers. I’m sure you’ve seen them. Us runners kind of have a thing for ‘em. They’re the oval shaped stickers that runners put on the back of their car. 5k, 10k, 13.1 or, the biggie, 26.2.  These all represent running distance accomplishments.  Let me ask you a question, what would an oval shaped sticker …

Don’t Be A Karen. Be A Mary.

As we move onward to Christmas, I’m beginning a short series of messages to help us all focus more on Christmas in the midst of Chaos and COVID. I feel bad for anyone named Karen. It’s become “a thing” to call someone who complains, “a Karen “. That’s not saying that anyone named Karen is …