Holiday Road Episode 7: Better Late Than Never


Have you ever wondered if God is actually working in your life?  Are you changing, growing spiritually or just kidding yourself?  Check out this story about a backyard pumpkin patch and what we can learn about how God works beneath the surface in our lives.

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So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. – Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

It’s not important who does the planting or who does the watering.  What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.  – 1 Corinthians 3:7 (NLT)

For more fall-themed devotions, check out my book, Tales from the Leaf Pile, available on Amazon in paperback or ebook.

New Devotional Podcast

Holiday Road Podcast

I’m celebrating the first official day of fall by launching my new podcast, Holiday Road Devotions.  I believe God gives us a reason to celebrate his goodness every day, and the holidays and changing seasons are a fun excuse to do that.

Each episode of the Holiday Road podcast will feature a five minute devotion with an encouraging thought from the Bible tied into a light-hearted story about the season, holidays or just the funny circumstances of everyday life.

Subscribe to the Holiday Road Podcast Newsletter and get each episode delivered straight to your inbox.  You can learn more about the podcast by listening here.


The (Not So) Perfect Pumpkin Pie

les-jay-223471.jpgNot just anyone can fix a good pumpkin pie. Oh I know the recipe is simple enough, but you have to be paying attention or you can ruin it. That’s what happened on my daughter’s birthday a few years ago.

See, when you have a fall birthday in my house, you don’t always get a normal cake. Sometimes you get pie, which is not an altogether bad deal, unless, like I said, someone messes it up.

My wife meant well, but she had a lot going on. We were packing to leave town for a few days, and she was just trying to do too many things at once. When she pulled the pie out of the oven, the edge of the crust was almost burned.

She thought it was fine, but I couldn’t let it go. This was my daughter’s birthday cake for crying out loud. I wanted it to be picture perfect. “Don’t worry about it,” I said. “I’ve got this.”

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