This story or poem or prayer, whatever it is, was something I wrote down in my journal last year. I happened to stumble across it again the other day. I found it profoundly helpful to re-read. I thought you might enjoy it too. May it help give you perspective as you’re seeking to become who you are. … Read More WHAT IF… I FLY.
I felt like giving up today. Again. I hit these times every so often. Times when life just feels hard. Times I don’t feel needed. Like the universe takes this “I can take it or leave it” attitude toward my existence on this planet. My impact on the world being reduced to what it looks… Read More Do You Ever Feel Like Giving Up?
The holidays are upon us (again). And this means parties, get-togethers, and family gatherings. So, it got me thinking about both the joy and the misery we feel when it comes to gathering together with others. For those “social butterflies” reading this, you will read my words and think “Duh” and wonder why any of this needs… Read More How to Survive Holiday Parties, Family, and Large Gatherings
Let’s face it, we all look somewhere for answers. And if we’re honest with ourselves, we have to admit our tendency to hand-pick who and where we ask. For example, if I have questions/struggles about my diet, [whether consciously or not] chances are I’m going to seek out someone who will tell me what I want to… Read More Questions We Avoid Asking
This posting is a departure of sorts from my usual posts, but I felt compelled to post it. And so, out of obedience and with great compassion and sensitivity I offer this poem (below) written several years ago. For years I struggled to put into words my life as a child, teen, and into my… Read More i am ‘The Stepchild’
Dealing with the Poser Well, its been a while since my last post in which I asked you to note your responses to a few things in your life. So pull out those notes. How did it go? Did any patterns emerge? Any new ideas spring to the forefront? It can be tough to connect… Read More Dealing with the Poser & The Freedom of Being Real (Part 3)
A Posed Life Ok… I’m going to admit something really embarrassing. (Be kind!) “You know this song is about Jesus dying!”, I said. [U2’s ‘Sunday, Bloody Sunday’ was playing in the background.] And as suddenly as the words left my mouth there began a very obvious and very awkward pause. “No…”, said one of the… Read More A Posed Life & The freedom of being Real (Pt 2)
The freedom of being Real (Part 1) We had a home appraisal recently. It was part of a refinance for our home. When the appraisal was over, I began talking to my wife about it. The whole process got me thinking about how life can be like our appraisal. Yes, we can live life in much the same… Read More The freedom of being Real (Part 1)
I had a conversation with someone recently about guilt. They felt that someone had been making them feel guilty about not giving enough to a certain cause. They really didn’t like feeling guilt (and after all, who really does?) and that dislike of the feeling itself seemed to make them resentful of the person making… Read More Interpreting Guilt
I don’t normally make ‘advertisement’ type posts. In fact, I never have before. But today I’m posting a note to let you know about a retreat some friends and I are hosting on JAN 28-30th. It is called LIFEQUESTweekend and it is a 3-day retreat for men (sorry ladies). You can get all the details… Read More LIFEQUESTweekend Retreat (Jan 28-30)