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.
My wife and I went to see Steven Curtis Chapman (SCC) in concert last night. It was one of those unique solo performances, just him, three guitars, and a piano on stage. Intimate. Providing space for him to tell stories and interact with the audience. I love this format. We heard he was coming to… Read More It’s Better Up-Close
My wife just told me I’m being really negative lately. What?! I don’t see it. At least, I hadn’t seen it until she pointed it out. All along I was just being practical, informational, helpful even, or so I thought. But, she’s right. Lately, I haven’t seen the world as a happy, hopeful place. I’ve… Read More Finding Time to Reboot
“What a curious power words have.” — Tadeusz Borowski. Quotations. Quotes. Those little snippets of thought we see pasted at the bottom of emails or as clever memes on social media or as instructive posters hanging on the wall at work. Sometimes funny. Sometimes inspiring. Sometimes clever. They can become white-noise, elevator music to our… Read More A Life-changing Approach to Information Overload
It happened again. It was a beautiful, sunny, perfect day. I was relaxed and at rest on the couch and having a conversation with a great friend. And it happened… again. The conversation that morning began light and fun. But it took a subtle turn as the conversation drifted into deeper water (difficult issues about life and struggles and… Read More Fruit And Mirrors (The Benefits of Checking Your Blind-Spots)
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 be honest — we skim our way through life. There seems to be no way around it. We are inundated with information. Our email boxes are overflowing. There are more TV programs than we could watch in a lifetime. There are more cooking shows offering recipes on more meals than we could cook in a 100 years.… Read More Something Is Sucking The Awesomeness Out Of Your Life
I have a treat for you today. A dear friend offered me a chance to post her thoughts online. I hope you enjoy her insights as much as I did. (Thanks Clara!) Mark June was Father’s Day month. Some people don’t get very excited about it. They spend most of Saturday trying to find a… Read More Father’s Day. What a Dilemma!
In the last couple of posts, I’ve been sharing some thoughts about “3 eternal truths” of which a friend of mine reminded me. Truth #1: Things are not what they seem, and Truth #2: You were born into a world at war. These truths are a sort of “lens” through which he might see the world, a… Read More 3 Eternal Truths (Truth #3 – You have a crucial role to play )
I was talking with some buddies the other day about one of them is inviting his son into the “larger story” by passing along to him “3 eternal truths”. I wrote last time about “Truth #1 – Things are not what they seem“. Today I’m offering some thoughts on Truth #2 — You were born… Read More 3 Eternal Truths (Truth #2 – You were born into a world at war)