The Power of Full Engagement

I actually read this book in 2016. It was one of the books I chose to read during my short-term sabbatical. My One Word for 2016 was Energize. I chose the word because I wanted to improve my own physical and spiritual energy levels, and I also wanted to energize others such as the church. … Read more

State of the Blog 2019

Writing has long been part of my life. I’ve kept a journal for 30 years (see 5 Benefits of Journaling). And, now I’ve written on the blog half that time, compiling more than 1,200 posts (including some by Joleen). I’ve blogged long enough to know that we go through seasons. I’ve written similar posts in … Read more

I’m an Advocate for Exercise!

Exercise may not be the most important thing. In fact, I love what the Apostle Paul says … While physical training has some value, training in holy living is useful for everything. It has promise for this life now and the life to come. — 1 Timothy 4.8 (CEB) Physical training is good, but it’s … Read more

Disciples of Jesus Need God’s Word

As followers of Jesus we are disciples—students, learners, apprentices. That’s who we are. As disciples, God’s Word is essential for us. The Bible has long played a vital role in my life. But since the stroke, it seems to be even more important. Here are some verses that have impacted me lately … God is … Read more