Commend :: praise formally or officially; entrust someone or something to; What does the next generation hear you saying?
Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost I had to memorize this poem in middle school & along with …read more
An alarm is triggered inside of me when envy creeps. One of my alarm triggers? When I start to become jealous when other people succeed. Not just others. Friends. How horrible is that? As a blanket of snow has covered the ground outside, I am reminded how dark my heart can be sometimes. “Our envy …read more
Ever have one of those “man in the mirror” moments? I’m not talking about an encounter with Michael Jackson but one of those refining moments where you can clearly see God breaking down the walls of your heart. While participating in a 21 day fast this month with some friends here in Lemont, God revealed …read more
Let me set the scene for you :: A lake house in Michigan. No Internet. No wi-fi. No texting. No email. My only form of communication with the outside world for 2 1/2 days? Calling them on the phone! How ancient is that!?! I couldn’t text, tweet or Instagram. Shocking, right? If I needed to …read more