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.

Looking For A Little Touch

Looking For A Little Touch

Hurting people live all around us in need of someone to give them a little relief from their situation. Maybe you are the one in need. Maybe you are the one able to offer relief. My guess is we’re all a little of both right now. I once heard Lauren Daigle say that her song […]

When Wounds Become Scars

When Wounds Become Scars

Not so secretly, thin streams of sweat slid down the back of the weary traveler. Light brown clouds billowed up from underneath his sandals as they slapped the chalky dirt. He was thankful for this new friend he had met in the town square who agreed to take him in for the night. Never had […]

Let It Be

Let It Be

It was the 70’s. Top musical artists included Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, James Taylor, Carole King, and The Eagles. John, Paul, George, and Ringo had split up by then to pursue separate careers. (If you don’t know those four names, please don’t tell me.) My friend and I sang along with all of […]

What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell?

Her fingers softly caressed the edges of the smooth white box. Long before her mother passed it down to her it, it belonged to her grandmother. It was the most precious possession she owned. She filled it with perfumed oil valued over a year’s worth of wages. She knew in her heart she had no […]

Feel the Love

Feel the Love

Can you invent words worthy enough to describe your feelings after that first magical kiss from your true love?  Can vowels and consonants be strung together to craft words sweet enough to explain the love in a mother’s heart when she holds her baby for the first time?  What sentences could you form to describe […]

Learning to Laugh

Learning to Laugh

He looked to be around four years old. Wisps of reddish blonde hair stuck out from underneath his light blue baseball cap. Busy hands shoveled sand into buckets and scooped chips out of a bag. Dark blue swim trunks extended from his waist to just past his knees – well … most of the time. […]

That “Doing Unto Others” Thing

That “Doing Unto Others” Thing

Next week, Ron and I will celebrate 41 years of marriage. Time flies when you’re having fun! But, whenever one or both of our lives turns less than festive, days drag ever-so-slowly. Thankfully, our speedy days far outnumber the slow ones.  If you’ve been married a while and still have a smile on your face, […]

We Need Mulch Love

We Need Mulch Love

I eagerly began a flowerbed rejuvenation process at the farm early Saturday morning hoping to beat the heat. However, since I don’t work nearly as fast as I used to, sweat soaked through my t-shirt well into the afternoon. I would have finished much sooner had I been content with attacking flowerbeds like the men […]

Chasing the Hurting

Chasing the Hurting

It made me laugh every time, even though I’d witnessed it over and over. The towheaded two-year-old leaned forward, bent his elbows, and clenched his fists as he imitated a world-class sprinter. With steely eyes fixed on his Papa Ron, a mischievous smile stretched across his face threatening to swallow it whole. Those eyes spoke […]

Fighting Your Discouragement

Fighting Your Discouragement

Occasionally, a friend of mine reminds me of a quote from the classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life. As the senior angel spells out the George Baily assignment that could win Clarence his wings, Clarence asks, “Is he sick?” To which the angel wisely answers, “No, worse. He’s discouraged.” Satan wields discouragement like a mighty […]

Climbing Out of Your Own Wagon

Climbing Out of Your Own Wagon

A pandemic provides the perfect time to climb out of your own wagon. The waves slapped the beach in perfect rhythm as the clouds did their best to scoot across the early morning sky. The rising sun tinted the horizon with a smear of pink that would make Monet smile and run to find a […]

Love Leads Best

Love Leads Best

Above all, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Colossians 3:14, CSB Sharp nails used to secure the shingles on the young man’s roof reluctantly released their grip in the furious storm. Shingles flew haphazardly across many neighborhoods, leaving the home exposed to the elements.  After the howling winds ended, the trees […]

How the Jars Felt When the Water Turned into Wine

How the Jars Felt When the Water Turned into Wine

“Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.” John 2:11 Weddings naturally draw friends and family from far and near for great times of celebration. This particular wedding offered no exception. Six hefty water-filled jars sat stone-faced as they witnessed the most […]

When You Have a Bad Case of the If Onlys

When You Have a Bad Case of the If Onlys

Perhaps, the rare coolness of a gentle breeze combined with the mingled scents of lilies and lemons triggered her memory. Maybe, it was something Adam innocently said or the faint sound of rustling leaves behind her. Either way, Eve’s memory of that day played among the “If Onlys” in her mind as it had a […]

Just a Little Fun for Your Sunday Night

Just a Little Fun for Your Sunday Night

What fun I had writing for Lean into Jesus Ministries this week! I thought you might like to click on the picture below, and take a look. Happy Sunday! Hope you have a wonderful week, and remember … the wonderful thing about you is you’re the only one!! http://leanintojesus.com/its-all-about-perspective/