Category: Daily Choices

Choosing to Grow Like a Child

I turn another year older this week. It’s funny how my excitement and attitude toward birthdays have changed since I was young. They used to be the happy focal point for my entire year. It’s easy now to slip into a dark gloom as… Continue Reading “Choosing to Grow Like a Child”

Choosing God’s Definition of Love

I was in Lhasa, Tibet the first time I saw someone physically bow in worship to a statue. The Buddhist temple was filled with smoky incense, and dozens of people prostrated before a grinning image. Sunday-school stories of the ancient Israelites giving offerings to… Continue Reading “Choosing God’s Definition of Love”

Choosing the Right Clothes

It happened one day on the school playground when I was in 5th grade. A girl who I thought was my friend suddenly called me a “blockhead.” As all the surrounding kids laughed, she went on shouting that my head was too big for… Continue Reading “Choosing the Right Clothes”

Choosing My Destiny in the Family of God

I remember as a child, hearing a school friend explain her theology of death. When people die, they go to heaven and become angels. This made sense to my young mind. And then a few years later I watched the classic movie It’s a… Continue Reading “Choosing My Destiny in the Family of God”

Choosing Divine Life

Ever wish you had someone else’s life? I have, many times. It’s easy to do when we see a friend or even a stranger buying that house or going on that vacation we always dreamed of for ourselves. Or maybe it’s that higher level… Continue Reading “Choosing Divine Life”

Choosing Holiness

The word “holy” has always fascinated me while at the same time made me feel uncomfortable. Throughout the scriptures, it is used to describe God, His Spirit, His dwelling place and many of the things he does and has done. My discomfort comes from… Continue Reading “Choosing Holiness”

Choosing Irrational Relationships

I was the new kid, knowing no one and no one knowing me. Having just moved in from out of state, trying out for the football team as a high-school freshman was my uncharacteristically bold way of seeking connections. But half-way through the first… Continue Reading “Choosing Irrational Relationships”

Choosing Rest

Few things feel better than a good night’s sleep. To wake in the morning feeling energized and refreshed is one of the best ways to face whatever circumstances waiting for me that day. But why do I seem to do almost everything there is… Continue Reading “Choosing Rest”

Choosing to Not Compare

I have done it more often than I can count. Setting my house, my car, my education, my career, my life next to a neighbor’s, a friend’s or even an enemy’s. I then feel the discomfort when they don’t match. Occasionally I feel better… Continue Reading “Choosing to Not Compare”

Choosing Friendship with God, His Way

I was a child when I remember first hearing the concept of having a “friendship with God.” It provided a welcome relief from the burden of legalism my young perception of religion had pressed on me. But looking back, I now see that this… Continue Reading “Choosing Friendship with God, His Way”