Perspective

When I was a child I had an eye disorder called Amblyopia.  My left eye was beyond perfect at 20/15, while my right eye was way off the charts at 20/200.  To help strengthen my right eye I had to wear a patch on my left eye at school and while watching television or reading.   At school, with my left …

It’s All About Me

My son Jacob is in his Pre-K class called “Transitional Kindergarten” —no longer is it called “Pre-K”, now they are “transitioning” into kindergarten! Jacob’s teacher is fabulous, and all of what you would think of in a school teacher. She is fun, joyfuland loving, and has more energy than even her students. His teacher does some really creative things to …

Happy Thanksgiving

We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too. -1 Thessalonians 2:8 When I take a few moments to reflect on what I am most thankful for, this passage of scripture seems to capture it best…the Good News and God’s greatest creation, people.  Without the transformation of my heart …

Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5 Recently, a friend invited me to join him for opening weekend of pheasant hunting at an outfitter in South Dakota.  Our host was former St. Louis Cardinal and L.A. Dodger pitcher, Todd …

Sharing Life

“We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you, not only the Gospel of God but our own lives because you had become so dear to us.”  1 Thessalonians 2:8 These verses have really challenged me lately.  As a Christ-follower for decades and someone whose profession it is to “go and make disciples”, I can …

Joy

This past weekend, I watched Eliud Kipchoge do what everyone considered impossible — break the two-hour barrier for a marathon.  His time: one hour fifty-nine minutes and forty seconds!  Just to provide a bit more perspective, in order to accomplish this feat, Kipchoge ran approximately 13 mph for two straight hours.  My treadmill doesn’t even go that high! As Kipchoge …

Superheroes

Superheroes My kids love superheroes…but I guess that’s like saying my kids love ice cream.  What child doesn’t love imagining the impossible, or having superpowers, right?  If I am being completely transparent, I love superheroes too.  While I am not up to date on many of the current movies and characters that are popularized these days, it is really just …

Transition

The new school year is now well underway and after just two weeks, life seems to have settled into its new rhythm for our household.  Two children off to school and two adults off to work each day has been an adjustment for our family.  Even though I am well aware that so many families today embark on the same journey we …

David Parks Letter

I was reflecting on Matthew 20 this week and came across a familiar passage that seemed to strike a new chord with me. I have read these passages many times before but in this season I sensed the Lord leading me to share these thoughts with you in hopes that it will encourage and inspire your personal walk with Christ …