Category Archives: Snapshots of faith

Thoughts about Him and being His.

Simple act of love or veiled criticism?

My attempt at a gentle teaching moment for a child I’m close to but who is not my actual child wasn’t met with appreciation. I certainly never intended to overstep. I care deeply about a large number of kiddos in … Continue reading

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Touch of kindness makes a difference

Big Jim didn’t like the formality at all. “James Salles” on his nametag just wouldn’t do. He promptly requested a Sharpie and took care of it. Now that’s better, he said. The proud Texan and his wife, Sue, (or Mother, … Continue reading

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Called for a specific moment

Nehemiah had a heart for the people and the project. He believed in it, cared for them and kept the faith. He knew God had called him to this moment and he gave the credit back to God rather than taking it for himself. Continue reading

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Evaluating my faith, obedience

My friend had to cut our phone conversation short because she had to “cram” for her Bible study class coming up that night. “I know this isn’t the way I’m supposed to be studying the Bible,” she said. “The study … Continue reading

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Could too much ‘church’ actually hurt believers’ spiritual growth?

The concept intrigued me — worship, Sunday School, discipleship and service. Those were the only four commitments my seminary buddy said he was requesting of the members of the congregation he served as pastor. He cut out all extracurricular activities. … Continue reading

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What I Am Reading

In His Place: A Modern-Day Challenge in the Tradition of Charles Sheldon’s Classic “In His Steps” by Harry C. Griffith  I wasn’t sure what to expect from a novel built around incarnating Christ in our everyday lives, but once I … Continue reading

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Reflecting on marriage

Jason and I mark 19 years of marriage tomorrow (July 12). I remember poring through so many books and articles on marriage that first year and trying to do everything exactly right to have the perfect marriage. What I didn’t … Continue reading

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