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.

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 […]

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 […]