What motivates you?

When I was in college I wrote a paper on goal setting.  I did the research and found that setting goals can be extremely motivating.  I personally love setting goals and achieving them.  I love the thrill of being one task away from reaching a goal, and I love the...

Salting slugs and other salty things

Last week I challenged my small group girls to come up with a list of things that salt is used for.  We studied Matthew 5:13-16, and  I wanted us to have a fresh look at this passage and not just walk through it like we had a million times before.  So we came up with...

Stop Trying to be Righteous

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the statement Jesus makes in Matthew 5:20, ‘For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven”?  Or again in verse...

Do You Hear What I hear?

For those of you joining us from the Discover Conference in Shelbyville, IN, “WELCOME!”  What a fun day we had on Saturday!  As I walked by a book store this afternoon I saw an “Amelia Bedelia” book.  I didn't have time to go inside and check...

A short jog around the Earth

I love setting goals and then trying to achieve them.  I have a little chip on my tennis shoe that tracks how far I've run, my pace, and other fun stats.  After each walk or run, I plug the device into my computer and upload the data to a website.  On the site I have...