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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

I’ve learned that to decide comes from the Latin word decidere and it literally means to “cut off”.  I find that the older we get, the more we...  read more

How I Survived a Year of Bullying

When I was in middle school, I was bullied. At the time, there wasn’t all this talk and publicity about bullying so I didn’t even know I was...  read more


The final event in the summer olympic games is the men’s marathon.  At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Greece, Brazilian runner Vanderlei de Lima...  read more

A Hard Lesson Learned

previously published in August 2004 I don’t know where you were, what you were doing or how you were doing things 10 years ago, but I do know...  read more

Shortcuts, Trade-offs and the Kingdom

previously published in August 2004 Money makes the world go round. Or so they say. But I can actually believe that. Think about the millions of...  read more

Love Without Force

We were at Barnes & Noble, and Matthew wanted to read Captain Underpants yet again.  I grimaced at the cartoon drawing of the smirking baby holding...  read more

Divided We Stand

previously published on July 2004 Better kimchee? West Coast Better potluck? East Better volleyball? East Better basketball? West Better...  read more

Freedom in Christ

previously published on July 2005 John 8:36 “Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” From the beginning of time, Satan...  read more

Voting: A Christian Responsibility?

previously published on July 2006 Voting is a right and a privilege to have in this country.  According to the US Census Bureau—November 2000...  read more

Is It Important to You or Important to Her?

One thing I love about my husband is that I can talk about his shortcomings and he doesn’t lose confidence. Sometimes I roast him like crazy in...  read more