Category: Daily Choices

Choosing to Wear the Right Protection

It’s known as PPE: personal protection equipment. And from everything I’ve read, for our health-care workers combating COVID-19, there is a shortage of it. If you’re not familiar with what PPE looks like, Google it. The full outfit, when put on, is quite intimidating,…

Choosing to Be Brave

I woke this morning and didn’t feel like getting up. Yes, my body was sore from some recent ambitious exercise. But that wasn’t the reason I wanted to stay in bed. I realize now that I was wrestling with fear. I was feeling apprehension…

Choosing to Take the Long Way

There’s something gratifying about finding a way to make a long journey shorter. I look to my GPS for help these days. But even when I was a kid, a shortcut was always appreciated. When I was 12, my friends showed me a quicker…

Choosing to Put My Hope in Something Worthy

The governor of Minnesota recently announced that the number of COVID-19 cases will most likely peak in our state at the end of June. Some are forecasting that it could take 18 months to get through this. And then when I add in the…

Choosing to Do My Part

I was recently asked, “Why are people who are being prayed for still getting sick and even dying?” With the COVID-19 pandemic hammering people’s sense of control of their lives, many are giving prayer a try. But what if it doesn’t work? What if…

Choosing To Not Test God

“He will order His angels to protect you.” These words from Psalm 91 are a great comfort for many people right now. It says in verse 6, “Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday” (NLT)….

Choosing to Love, John 3:16 Style

I first wrote the words “I love you” in a note to a girl whenI was in the 5th grade. It felt good. And the feeling was evenbetter when I received a note back with the same words. A core belief tookshape in me….

Choosing to Not Take the Bait

In every house I’ve lived, sooner or later, we have to deal with pests. We’ve battled everything from snakes to bats, all looking to make a home with us. But of course, the most common little pest has been the mouse. Unfortunately for him,…

Choosing to Be a Fighter

Though I could be quiet and reserved as a child, I wasn’t passive. I got into quite a few fights—the kind that involved punching, slapping, kicking and bloody noses. Before you form a mental picture of me as a delinquent or hooligan, I can…

Choosing to REALLY Change

I’m growing—particularly around my gut. As I get older, I find myself fantasizing about coming up with a plan to return to my 18-year-old body, back when I felt no need to think about what or how much I ate. And it was more…