I love the 4th of July. Even though we don’t usually go on a vacation or even have a big picnic, it’s one of my favorite holidays. Some of my favorite traditions include watching fireworks in the car, tasting some of the first local corn on the cob, and enjoying a cold glass of iced tea. Every year, Jamie and I watch A Capitol Fourth on television and then switch to watch the New York fireworks. While these traditions are fun, most of all, I love seeing all of the flags
Let’s face it, we live in a world where everyone expects to be praised, told they are the best, and not succeeding is okay as long as you try your best. Everyone gets a participation trophy. But that’s not reality, especially in a mentor relationship.
I was sitting on the edge of the doctor’s table doubled over in pain convinced that I was about to hear that I had contracted a dreadful disease. If not a disease, then for sure I was going to be rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. I was feeling so bad!
Much to my surprise, it didn’t take long for my doctor to assure me that my fears were completely unfounded—-I simply had bad indigestion. When he asked me when it all started I replied,
“Well, we w
"If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?"
How many of you heard that one growing up?
Back in the day, it was every parent's response when their child said, "But everyone else is doing it." I remember my Mom saying it, followed by, "I don't care what everyone else is doing; you are going to be different."
I have to admit, over the past few months, I've wondered if many of us don't need to hear those words again. You see, one of the biggest things t
The other day a woman told a story about a wedding shower to which she wasn’t invited. Apparently, the people hosting the party were planning some inappropriate activities and games that they knew my friend would find objectionable. The party was being held by all Christian women AT A CHURCH. Still, rather than allowing my friend's commitment to Biblical standards to convict them of their sin, they chose to leave her name off of the list.
As we talked about the story a