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.

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. […]

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, […]

S.T.R.E.S.S.ful Season?

S.T.R.E.S.S.ful Season?

How do you manage your stressful days? Mine eventually find their way into a tubful of water with praise music playing loud enough to overcome the blasting whirlpool jets. I usually stay there until my fingertips and toes look like they belong to Yoda. That seems to work pretty well with the ordinary stresses of […]

Happy Dependence Day!

Happy Dependence Day!

At first, I thought I could cinch my boot straps up a notch or two and wade through the emotion. But as soon as I walked through the church door and saw the “Happy Mother’s Day” sign, my boots fell apart. Just six weeks earlier I had gone to my mother’s house only to discover […]

What’s Your Word?

What’s Your Word?

Realizing there were six floors to explore inside Washington, D.C.’s new Museum of the Bible rapidly transformed this mild-mannered grandma into a Super Nerd! I leaped from exhibit to exhibit in single bounds while my brain struggled to process new information faster than a speeding bullet. I thought I understood the Bible’s impact on government, […]

Silencing 450 Lies of Satan

Silencing 450 Lies of Satan

Do Satan’s lies still occasionally tickle your ears? Can you flick them away as soon as you hear him mutter the first few syllables? Or … Do you tend to hit the rewind button so many times that you can no longer distinguish between lies and truth? Oh, please read on, my friend. I thought […]

Reframe Your Pain

Reframe Your Pain

A humorous, but extremely straight-talking pastor recently explained how the church as a whole could benefit from each of us becoming more like the apostle Paul. To me, that seemed more than a tad overwhelming until I reminded myself to appreciate how far God had brought me rather than focusing on how much further I […]