What I Learned at the Pig’s Trough

What I Learned at the Pig’s Trough

Return to blog I grew up in a large family. At least I thought I did until the Goodbody family came to dinner. They had eleven children and we only had seven. But four brothers and two sisters still seemed like a lot to me. The Wooden Table When you came into our...
A Mighty, Mighty Los Ranchos

A Mighty, Mighty Los Ranchos

My older brother was the first to play high school football, so we four younger brothers idolized him. I remember packing into the family station wagon and driving to his night games. I couldn’t wait to get there. It was all so exciting – the smell of hotdogs...
When God Shares His Footstool

When God Shares His Footstool

We don’t have a footstool in our house. That’s okay because most of our furniture is “motion furniture” anyway. It doesn’t matter where you sit, a footstool pops up whenever you push a lever. So, in truth, we have footstools everywhere, thanks to LA-Z-Boy. In our...
Not Just Talk: Conversations that Work

Not Just Talk: Conversations that Work

One of the books I read this spring while I was on study leave with my learning cohort was Conversational Intelligence by Judith Glaser. I didn’t suggest it; one of my colleagues did. I thought to myself, “Sheesh, if we are not good at conversations by now, I think we...
Grab My Hand

Grab My Hand

Every eye in the room was focused on Tamara as she began to share her story, “I’ve had my life threatened twice. There are people there who are very angry, and I’m there to break through the barrier with the love of Jesus Christ…When I say, ‘Grab my hand’ to someone...