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.

Sweet, Sticky Grace

Sweet, Sticky Grace

I shouldn’t have even tried it, but I did. No need to bother my grandmother when I could do it all by myself. My young little eyes barely could see over the kitchen table, but all I needed to do was pour milk from a carton into a glass, add a little Ovaltine (chocolate syrup), […]

We Need a New Song

We Need a New Song

I’m ready to sing a new song. How about you?  In a few weeks, Perfection Road will be repaved with a fresh new look. I couldn’t help but compare the need for a new website to our hearts’ need for a new song.  For 10 years, my old website became overloaded with more and more […]

Chasing Sleep?

Chasing Sleep?

A few nights not so long ago, as sleep slipped slowly away in the soft stillness of the night, my soul stirred. I woke underneath a blanket of thick darkness. No matter how much I ripped and rolled, the darkness rarely roused enough to retreat. In those moments, I found myself feeling much like Asaph, […]

Even Jesus Got Discouraged

Even Jesus Got Discouraged

“For we do not have a high priest [Jesus] who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15, CSB If Jesus walked the earth today, how do you think He would react to the swirl of emotions and unrest that none of […]

Becoming Friends

Becoming Friends

My earliest memories of Sunday morning around our house included a better-than-usual breakfast, watching the Gospel Singing Jubilee on TV, patent leather shoes with frilly lace socks (which I hated), and napping on the pew during the sermon. My soft-hearted Sunday School teacher always laid out a napkin in front of each of us. On it, she placed either two Nilla wafers or two of those flower-shaped butter cookies that fit […]

Perfection Road Hit a Pothole

Perfection Road Hit a Pothole

Hello, friends! Perfection Road’s website crashed Monday afternoon. After three full days of trying to make repairs, I became highly motivated to give the 10-year-old website a major overhaul. Bear with me for the next several weeks as the current site limps along while the new site is being built. If all goes as planned, […]

No Time for Regret

No Time for Regret

She settled back into her chair, crossed one leg over the other, and leaned nonchalantly on an elbow. Her demeanor always calmed my soul, and my soul definitely needed calming. I perched on the edge of the sofa in her office wondering what questions she might ask this time. She had a way of tossing […]

What If God Doesn’t Help?

What If God Doesn’t Help?

“Will I still revel in God’s goodness if my man’s surgery doesn’t turn out like we hope? God’s brought me too far to doubt His goodness, but what if it doesn’t help? What if surgery only makes things worse? Will that mean God didn’t hear us, love us, or want what’s best for us? Can […]

Take Your Dust to the Garden

Take Your Dust to the Garden

What sin do you think plagued all the kings of Israel and most of the those in Judah? It’s the same one that filtered down to the common people. Even today, our world is overwhelmed by it. And if we’re completely honest, it continues to infiltrate the Lord’s church.  It’s the sin of unbelief.  Israel’s continuous unbelief […]

Celebrate Your Calling

Celebrate Your Calling

15 placemats. 15 napkins. 15 forks. And way more than 15 helpings of meat and vegetables would soon fill the bellies of a weary crew of hungry travelers. Make that 16, if Lazarus showed up. Serving came easy to Martha. She’d often thought about opening her own catering business. After all, if she could satisfy […]

Four Reasons to Celebrate

Four Reasons to Celebrate

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 […]