Love One Another

I've never been accused of being an optimist. And, most of the time, when someone calls me a pessimist, I try to point out that I'm a realist instead. I now realize that only a pessimist will try to call themselves a realist. Maybe that's the way it is. Maybe looking at the world with … Continue reading Love One Another

7 Types of Friends and How to Identify Them

Once upon a time, I had writer's block. Well, blog writer's block, anyway. So, as is sometimes the case, I put the call out on social media for topical ideas. I got one response from a Facebook friend asking, "What constitutes a true Christian friend?" I'll be honest, that's deep. It's deeper than I had … Continue reading 7 Types of Friends and How to Identify Them

The Importance of the Small Group

I have a tendency to watch people. In fact, observing is a part of my job description as a school counselor. I spend the majority of my time in classrooms keeping track of certain kids' behaviors. This works out well because, for as far back as I can recall, I've been a people watcher. During … Continue reading The Importance of the Small Group

When You Get Tagged By Your Pastor…

Here's the thing... I received a notification on the Twitter the other day letting my know that my pastor (who can be found here and here, because apparently having two blogs is the cool thing to do... btw, I had two blogs last year... not saying I've started a trend or anything...) had tagged me … Continue reading When You Get Tagged By Your Pastor…

Powerful Testimony

Everyone has a story to tell. I'll admit, I'm not always a fan of people in general, but I love that we all have a story. That's become a big focus for us at Northstar Church in 2016. As we study the book of Acts as a church, we are able to see how the … Continue reading Powerful Testimony

Scenes from a Nativity

It's that time of year again. Lights are wrapped around trees and banisters. Stockings are hung by the chimney with care. And nativity scenes, large and small, dot the landscape and decorate coffee tables from here to the North Pole. These are the signs that let our eyes know that Christmas is coming. In many … Continue reading Scenes from a Nativity

Day Fourteen

A N0n-Fiction Book I hope, as with yesterday's post, that this is not an expectation of me to have a non-fiction book written and posted here. While I am, without question, a cesspool of useless knowledge, I would never claim to know enough about any particular subject to be able to write a book about … Continue reading Day Fourteen