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Why things die

May the soil of our hearts be soft so that his “seed” of love and truth can sink in deep, take root and flourish.

Sitting, Resting, Eating

According to a study by Columbia University, there are significant benefits to sitting down to eat a meal as a family.   The study concludes that when we eat more meals sitting down together good things happen. …”everyone eats healthier meals, kids are less likely to be obese, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, try marijuana….their grades […]

Karis’ Amazing Grace

I met Karis at Wright Square in Savannah on Sunday April 29, 2012. He’s a registered street performer in Savannah. He’s also poor and without most of the pleasures of life we take for granted. After talking to him, I found out he had just gotten out of the hospital after spending over 30 days […]

He Walks Beside

If you are like me, you probably have days when you get so wrapped up in life’s rapid-fire events that you leave God out.  Everyday events, conflicts, fears, interpersonal clashes, decisions and trials get solved….more or less…on our own.   This, to say the least, does not result in the inner peace that God promises us. I am fortunate that in a […]

Instead I yearn for Your imbue

Pride was the great sin that started in motion a sad state for Adam and Eve and the entire human race.   Humility and dependance on God is the opposite of pride.   Pride says, “I can do it”….humility toward God says “You can do it”. It was Saint Augustine who said, “Do you wish to rise? Begin by […]

Bill Stark

Bill Stark’s Faith Story from The 315 Project on Vimeo. Seeking importance, recognition, accolades and peace from what the world offered did not work well for Bill.  While some of the world’s riches and glimmer did offer temporary relief and peace, there was no underlying sense of purpose and value.  Then, one summer, all the […]

God’s Voice to all Mankind

One fall about 12 years ago, when our girls were in elementary school, we went on a church-sponsored hayride.  I remember the loud tractor engine, the prickly hay, the tug of the tractor on the trailer and kids laughing and talking back and forth. Soon we all got settled in and were laying back on the […]

Golf and the Pursuit of God

I play golf 3-4 times per year, so everyone tends to understand when I hit the ball poorly. No one learns much about golf from watching me play and I don’t have much to show as a result of my playing…I shoot about a 100 (which for golf it not a good score). I really […]

Desiring God’s Will: David Benner

David G. Benner states in his epilogue that there is a difference between doing the right ‘thing’ and following the right ‘way’. It is by going the right way that our will is most aligned with God’s will for us – it is not something that is simply reducible to a list of things to […]

A Quiet Place

  According to research, the average American is bombarded by somewhere between 247 to 850 commercial messages per day.  Some research puts the number near 3,000 messages per day.  Do all these messages have an effect on you? How do you react to such a massive earful telling us to….”Get it now!”, “Have it now!”, […]