God Wants YOU to Hug a Tree

God Wants YOU to Hug a Tree

One simple way Christians can impact the world is by getting involved in the environmental movement. Being an environmentalist is generally viewed as a secular thing.  The term environmentalist often has negative connotations as many people imagine tree hugging...
Put the Glass Down

Put the Glass Down

Here’s a neat little story that I borrowed from a friend’s Facebook status…. A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or...
Why Do You Doubt?

Why Do You Doubt?

Peter is my favorite disciple.  He has so much personality, so much character.  Even though he had a touch of wimpiness, he was a part of Jesus’ inner circle.  One of my favorite Peter stories is when he screws up his big opportunity to walk on water.  The story takes...
Why You Shouldn’t Worship Jesus

Why You Shouldn’t Worship Jesus

The other day during one of our summer walks around the park, my son and I had a conversation that went something like this…. Him:  Did you know the Egyptians worshiped cats? Me:  Yes, I had read that somewhere. Him:  That’s weird….c’mon, it’s a cat! Me:  Throughout...
Not-so-lucky Bamboo

Not-so-lucky Bamboo

I have a lucky bamboo tree.  It is actually not a bamboo at all but a plant whose correct name is Dracaena sanderiana.  I got this plant about 3 years ago.  It started out about a foot tall with a couple of stalks and a few leaves.  I brought it home and took very...
Blessed and Highly Favored

Blessed and Highly Favored

Have you ever asked an uber-Christian how they are doing and they respond: “I’m blessed and highly favored”?  That always makes me chuckle a little because it seemed like such a canned, fake answer.  Recently I ran across an article entitled “6 Reasons Someone Wishes...