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.

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/

Email Subscribers please use this link to access BOTH videos in “Healing for Down Days”

Email Subscribers please use this link to access BOTH videos in “Healing for Down Days”

Apparently, only the Lauren Daigle video displayed for email subscribers in today’s post. Please click the link below to view the message AND the song. Sorry for any confusion. Thank you for traveling with me, and HAPPY TUESDAY!

Healing for Down Days

Healing for Down Days

If these unprecedented days find you or someone you love anxious, depressed, or discouraged, take a few minutes to listen to today’s message. Remember, you are loved, and you matter.

Finding What You Forgot You Had

Finding What You Forgot You Had

One cool, crisp morning, five putty knives sat buried beneath separate piles of forgotten and neglected objects. Each one peeked through the massive clutter to witness the frantic tossing of this thing and that. Their ears tuned in carefully to hear the woman’s words of frustration, “For heaven’s sake, I just used it last year! […]

Come and See by Charlene Miller

Come and See by Charlene Miller

Take your heart along as you take this virtual walk with Charlene Miller. You’ll want to open it wide to receive all the blessings that await you at every milepost of the journey. There’s no better time than this Easter week, during this unprecedented time, to surrender every beat of it to Jesus – YOUR […]

Hope for the Flowers – A Parable

Hope for the Flowers – A Parable

Lord, as the whole world grows weary, help us become more aware of Your love by drawing us closer and closer to You. Give us a confident hope in Your mercy and forgiveness. We are sorry for letting things of this world take Your place. Help us KNOW we are loved and forgiven. Please heal […]

You’ve Got a Friend by Kim King

You’ve Got a Friend by Kim King

All my stats here on Perfection Road indicate the most popular topics are Friendship and Depression/Anxiety. My friend Kim agreed to write today’s blog, so I threw out those topics as possible choices. I hoped she would choose friendship because she is truly an expert in that area. She didn’t let me down. Why not […]

Become a Fifth-grader

Become a Fifth-grader

I admit my husband has often good-naturedly exclaimed, “I’m married to a fifth-grader!” To some, that might seem like a put-down; to me, after teaching fifth-graders for so many years, it’s the highest of compliments.  I love children of all ages! In some ways, I still enjoy acting like one. (If you’ve experienced personal examples […]

Facing the Wind – Again

Facing the Wind – Again

This summer will tuck 10 years worth of writing under my belt here on Perfection Road. Yesterday, in hopes of landing on a notch of inspiration, I traveled back through some old blog mileposts. Unfortunately however, when I lowered my bucket into the word well, I came up empty. So, today, I’ve decided to repost […]