Thoughts, ideas & convictions.

I don’t like Valentine’s Day

​Just gonna throw this out there…  I do not like Valentine’s Day. Maybe that’s because my spouse is sweet and loving to me every single day and extra when needed. Since December 2nd he has graciously taken on caring for me and our home, along with all his many responsibilities. On January 31st, just a […]


Ever have a bad day? Of course you have! Or did you? Maybe all that was needed to make it a better day was a change in perspective.  Grab your cuppa and let’s consider this thought.  Chanie Gorkin was a junior at Beth Rivkah High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn when she was given a […]

​How they knew he was Messiah. 

How we can believe, too. (from a brief study with Alfonzo Rachel) In Mark: “So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping […]

10 Essentials to Moving Back Home

The phenomenon of adults moving back into their parents’ home has grown tremendously over the past decade. According to a Pew Research Center poll, If you’re one of those who is moving back home with Mom and Dad or other adults, here’s a list of things you can do to make your life and that of […]

Can Different Denominations Really Be United?

Thursday, May 7, 2015 was the National Day of Prayer, which, according to their website, is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President […]

The Art of Work Offers NO Magic

“A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do”? What a lofty subtitle! A ‘proven’ path? Who proved it? How can I know this plan will work for me? Excellent questions! So glad you asked! Jeff Goins presents this “proven path” in three sections, Preparation, Action and Completion, each section sharing stories of […]

Is the Bible Really Inspired by God?

The Bible says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do […]

The Secret To Living A Defiant Joy: An interview with Margaret Feinberg

One of my favorite people, Margaret Feinberg, has been through a brutal fight with cancer and shares the unexpected lessons she discovered along the way in her new book and Bible study Fight Back With Joy. Margaret is also the author of Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey, The […]