Fifteen years ago, I was teaching Algebra at a middle school surrounded by farming fields in Idaho. I vividly remember the day I introduced a brand new concept to my 8th-grade honors class--graphing a line. And quite frankly, as their teacher, I was struggling. I could hear my class slipping…

Thursday, October 21, 2021

(One Perfect Life Chapters 177-180) In this portion of the Gospel the apostles record two predictions and two prayers. Jesus predicts the disciples sorrow at His death, joy at His re…

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In the early 1970’s super absorbent polymer was used commercially for the first time. Today there are toys that expand after putting them in the water. Some grow 5 to 10 times their …

Monday, October 18, 2021

I recently had the opportunity to visit my parents and siblings. The whole gang has not been together in four years, and COVID has been hard on my parents as they have tried their be…

Thursday, October 14, 2021

My personal devotions this past week started me thinking sadly about the repeated failure of God’s people. Included in my readings on Monday, October 11, was the section of Scripture…

(One Perfect Life Chapters 172-176) In this portion of the Gospel John records the teachings Jesus gave His disciples between the Last Supper and His arrest. He teaches them about th…

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021

Have you ever had a phone call from heaven? Well, I have. I was feeling overwhelmed with some new challenges, and my prayer was something like this: “I know I’ve been asking for a lo…

Thursday, October 07, 2021

(One Perfect Life Chapters 166-171) In this portion of the Gospel we see Jesus celebrating Passover with His disciples for the last time. The events occur during the Passover meal or…

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

In the early 1970’s super absorbent polymer was used commercially for the first time. Today there are toys that expand after putting them in the water. Some grow 5 to 10 times their …

Monday, October 04, 2021

I have only one parenting life hack, and it has taken me three kids to figure out. It’s this: tell stories.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

(One Perfect Life Chapters 162-165) The Olivet Discourse is one of the most detailed and complex descriptions of Jesus’ return. While its precise meaning is debated the general theme…

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Mark chapter 9 verse 31 is a very shocking verse. In fact, it may be the most shocking verse in the entire Bible. This verse answers the question, “Who crucified Jesus?” Jesus at thi…