Missing Pieces

Missing Pieces

Nothing is more puzzling to see something we cherish and value crumble. Watching from the sidelines as someone’s health fails, as a marriage falters, as kids disavow their parents, as difficult financial situation collapse—the list goes on. Those times when we...
Puzzling Strengths

Puzzling Strengths

A jigsaw puzzle is a set of numerous interlocking pieces that are assembled together to produce a complete picture. Often they’re of nature, landscapes, or a recognizable piece of art. Each piece of the puzzle is unique. When fit together, each piece contributes to...
Puzzling Pieces

Puzzling Pieces

As you look over your life so far, do any of the pieces in your rearview seem puzzling? Confusing? Bewildering? Perplexing? Confounding? Like those moments you wonder: why are they even there, and how could I ever explain that? Sometimes explaining our own history is...
Knowing Value

Knowing Value

A father said to his daughter, “Congratulations! You have graduated with honors. To celebrate, I’m giving you a car I acquired several years ago. It’s a bit older now. But before I give it to you, I want you to take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want...
The PRAISE Framework – Day 5

The PRAISE Framework – Day 5

This week we’ve been using the PRAISE framework as a launch point to connect with God and worship him. And today we put a bow on all this. A tip of the hat once again to Darlene Fray for developing this framework and teaching it to our worship team. ======= P –...