The Right Focus

when so much is competing

I don’t know about you, but I can be easily distracted. I can be fully engaged in conversation and see a bird fly by and then miss the last several minutes of conversation because I was “taken away” by this busy, little, bright bird! I can also become so consumed with the stresses of life, […]

HERE: Day 44

Matthew 27:32-66

Has anyone heard of a man named Dawson Trotman? Most of you would say, “no”. An unfamiliar name. Certainly not a popular one. But one of the most profound names I know. Do you know who Billy Graham is? Now THAT’s a familiar name! Well, when Billy Graham was a young, up and coming evangelist, in […]

HERE: Day 43

Matthew 27:15-31

She was different. She had adopted children who did not have her same color skin as her. She adopted a bunch of them. And she brought them to church. And they were rowdy, not well-behaved at all. Yet every week she came, and she did her best, but the children figgited and made such a […]

HERE: Day 42

Matthew 26:69-27:14

Denial: de·ni·al: “the action of declaring something to be untrue; the refusal of something requested or desired.” Has someone said something to you and then when you brought it back up, they denied that they ever said it? It has certainly happened to me. Boy, does that make me mad! People make promises and then don’t keep […]

HERE: Day 41

Matthew 26:47-68

BETRAY: “to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty; to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, or fulfilling;to disappoint the hopes or expectations of; be disloyal to; to reveal or disclose in violation of confidence“ Have you ever been betrayed? Have you ever betrayed another? Several years back, my best friend walked away because she […]

HERE: Day 40

Matthew 26:14-46

Today, I have a sweet friend who will lay her 6 year old daughter to rest, after a major car accident took her life. I can only imagine how her mother thinks often about the last time she brushed her hair, felt her touch, held her in her arms, heard her yell “Mama!“, ate together, […]

HERE: Day 38

Matthew 25:1-30

Peanut Butter and Jelly. Mustard and Ketchup. Chips and Dip. Tom and Jerry. Ken and Barbie. Horse and Buggy. Adam and Eve. Salt and Pepper. Mac and Cheese. Popcorn and Movies. Cookies and Milk (lots of food items here, I must be hungry!) Look at all the things that come in twos! There’s an old […]