SHAKE ME - a poem

How bold are my words in the face of dissent?
Will I cower at threats or back down on my stance?
When the enemy strikes, will I welcome the chance
to speak loud and clear
with no inkling of fear…

Little white flakes - October 31, 2014

It's Halloween, 39 degrees here in Wisconsin, I'm tired, and we woke up to a way too early snow on the ground!  I sooo don't want to deal with kids in costumes asking for candy tonight in the freezing cold…

Life to the 'full' or life to the 'busy'? - October 9, 2014

I love this time of year!  The leaves changing in a plethora of colors, sweaters and jeans, harvest celebrations, hot carmel and apple cider days.  For me, it's easy to pack my calendar with all the extra toppings of each…

"A power-less morning" - September 24, 2014

I was leading worship recently at a small church and using my own sound system.  Enter a little tech mis-hap.  The main power for my system was plugged in up front by the communion railing and someone bumped it out

"Wishing won't make it so" - September 12, 2014

I’ve heard it many times the past few weeks… At a funeral, speaking to a son in tears after his father’s death, the son said, “I wish I would have spent more time with him.” Chatting with my carpet installer…