From Procrastination to Complacency

We call it procrastination, a nasty habit often ending in defeat. Did you ever notice how a day becomes a week? Then the week turns into months. Before long, several months pass and those things you meant to do never get finished. I’m guilty.But maybe—just maybe—this thing of procrastination goes much deeper than putting things […]

Homeless Hearts-Journey into a Homeless Heart

“We will never end homelessness until we deal with issues of the heart.” Excerpts from Chapter 1 Lori’s words rang through my mind and stuck there as an unforgettable memory I’d rather forget. I looked into the faces and eyes of people at the shelter. Some smiled and seemed rather joyful while others oozed pain […]

The Irony of Self-Discipline

Discipline. The very word sends heartbeats to a higher rate, instantly raising blood pressure. No one really likes discipline; we seldom ask for it. So the thought of invoking discipline upon myself rarely sends me into spurts of rapture. Yet, maturity demands my ability to control my own behaviors, attitudes, even thoughts. Why then, do […]

Perspective in a Storm

May 15, 2013, I drove home from work watching skies and hearing the emergency broadcast alert warning signal frequently. When the announcer indicated a severe storm capable of producing large hail in the area, followed by a forecasted arrival time in Granbury, I glanced at the clock. “Lord, please let me get home before it […]

Fallow Ground

Tending the Garden of My Heart

When I moved into my home, the previous homeowner left a beautiful vegetable garden. The first year, I tended the remaining food growing there. The next year, I traveled for work in the spring, and never got around to preparing the garden or planting anything. The result—worthless fallow ground. One Saturday this year, while spring […]