Filling Life's Potholes with God's Perfection

Perfection Road offers encouragement to those longing to live like Jesus,
so they may confidently travel the road toward God's perfect love.

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

A few heartbeats away lies the holiday season. I know, I know. Just the mention of it covers your now rapidly-beating heart with a blanket of stress. Gifts. Parties. Decorations. Events. Dinners. So much to do in so little time. However! I’d like to slow your heart rate for a few minutes with a thought […]

Learning to Be Real

Learning to Be Real

In the children’s story The Velveteen Rabbit, the long-eared nursery newcomer marveled at the lifelike qualities of the old skin horse. As their time together turned into meaningful conversation, the rabbit admitted his ignorance in understanding how one becomes real. The wise old horse then explained that it not only took a willingness to be loved […]

Faith Like An Onion

Faith Like An Onion

In a corporate leadership meeting a few years back, our young, overly-caffeinated seminar leader paced like a caged tiger as he spouted ways for us to better connect with our team of employees. To help us evaluate ourselves, he asked us to take out our cell phones and text this message to three people closest […]

Listen to Me!

Listen to Me!

My son Jarrod grew up telling stories. No, not lies – stories. These weren’t just any stories; they were elaborate tales spun with action verbs and vivid adjectives. Some were true, some only his imagination. As his storytelling improved, it became harder and harder to distinguish which was which. Late one afternoon years ago, I […]

Rescue For Your Worst of Times

Rescue For Your Worst of Times

In the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens may aptly be describing either the storm you’ve recently weathered, the one overwhelming you now, or the one headed your way. See what you think: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, […]

How Long is Your Stubborn?

How Long is Your Stubborn?

America’s Funniest Videos always gets a snort or two out of me. I can’t help it. To me, there’s nothing  funnier than watching people fall (as long as they don’t permanently maim themselves). Don’t judge me. I know you laugh sometimes too. A few weeks ago at the beach, I got to witness a live […]

When You Come to the End of You

When You Come to the End of You

What do you do when you come to the end of you? Are you a knot tier who hangs on for dear life because you’ve run out of rope and hope? Or maybe you turn around, bow up, and get ready to attack whatever’s coming after you because you know there is always something behind you. […]

Wind, Sun, and Faith

Wind, Sun, and Faith

Many years ago, I heard an allegory about a challenge issued by the wind to the sun. The wind being full of itself spotted a woman walking along the street wearing a loose-fitting overcoat. Since causing chaos was in its nature, the wind boasted to the sun, “I bet I can make that woman’s coat […]

Satan’s Loaded Gun – Part 2

Satan’s Loaded Gun – Part 2

When a powerful enemy like depression threatens your peace, you need a mighty powerful defender. The best one I’ve found to fit that bill is Jesus. The number of views and comments I received from last week’s post confirms the widespread prevalence of depression. If you are suffering right now, I am so, so sorry. […]

Satan’s Loaded Gun – Part 1

Satan’s Loaded Gun – Part 1

Satan personifies evil, but he is no dummy when it comes to knowing what makes you tick. He can’t read your mind, but he diligently studies your behavior to identify your triggers – those things that stealthily pull you toward his way of thinking rather than God’s way. He’s relentless, but patient. If needed, he […]

Authentic? Really?

Authentic? Really?

When you let God choose your word for the year, hold onto your chair with both hands because you’re about to be taken for the wildest ride of your life. Dorothy and Toto could not have imagined the whirlwind caused by one single, solitary word. Who knew a simple word like authentic could wreak such havoc? […]

Neither Do I

Neither Do I

Are you a people-watcher? I sometimes marvel at the variety of shapes, sizes, attitudes, behaviors, and fashion choices I see in the world around me. In my younger days, I hastily evaluated people using a mental checklist that neatly stereotyped people into tidy categories. I’m embarrassed to admit it, but these were my categories: well-dressed, […]

Intentional Little Things

Intentional Little Things

I can’t remember exactly when they started appearing. Each tiny, white rectangle wore a 4-digit tattoo and a silver staple. I’d find them on our bathroom floor. And, on the bedroom carpet. Occasionally, one would haphazardly make it to the top of the dresser. After picking up and throwing away a passel of them away, […]