It’s been a while since I’ve written. I have to admit, I’ve really struggled lately to stay focused. It is easy to slide into a funk when the busyness and chaos of life edge their way in. And I don’t mean to imply “bad” things have happened. Actually, some really good things have been going… Read More Waking up again to the point of it all
I was re-watching Star Wars, Episode V, “The Empire Strikes Back”, the other day. There is this great scene in the movie that always gets to me… always gets me thinking about my faith. (Yes, my faith.) I believe it provides amazing insight into our lives as Christ-followers. In fact, this scene depicts a central… Read More And that is why you fail…
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)
I want to talk about it again… talk about… Love. Ok… so what’s your first reaction to reading that?… your reaction to “Love”? What did it raise in your heart? Was it, “Oh, Good! I love to talk about love?”… or was it more like, “Ugh! Again?!”… “Haven’t we read enough about Love?!”… “Love… love…… Read More Love… Again… and Again?!
Andrea and I recently took a short trip up into Michigan. We needed some time away… time to reconnect… time to unwind from the busyness that tangles up our lives and our hearts. It was refreshing… no, it was more than that… it was like breathing again. Having time away, creating some space in our lives, it gave me time to catch my breath. I think we get so busy and focused on getting things done and “doing life” that we sort of hold our breath. You know… like when you’re concentrating on that golf shot you’re about to make — you hold your breath… or when you are trying to hold the camera perfectly steady so you can take the picture, you breath in and…. hold it…. hold it…. almost got it…. hold it…. Pppffffhhhhh… exhale. The pace of life (even when doing good things) can have that effect on us… and so this time away gave us space to breath again.… Read More Space to Breathe again
So… recently… a couple of weeks ago… I’m going through the routines… getting up, getting dressed, going to work, trying to feel “productive”, trying to make a positive impact on the world. And, after a few hours at work, I take a walk down the hall for a quick break and to step outside of the clutter of my day… as I do, an awareness begins to grow in me. Today, as I unexpectedly (and quite unintentionally) create a little space by taking a stroll, an awareness of something inside begins to creep into my peripheral vision, into the edges of my conscious thought — but what is it?!… Read More Just having a bad day…?