I was talking with some buddies the other day about one of their sons (he’s on the doorstep of entering his teen years.) My friend said he wanted to invite his son into the “larger story”. And so, (among other thoughts) he passed along to him “3 eternal truths”. He shared these truths with his son… Read More 3 Eternal Truths (Truth #1 – Things are not what they seem)
My friends and I recently returned from hosting our 4th LIFEQUESTweekend event. (I’ve posted previously about these events.) We love doing these events and hope they change lives, mine included! As any person who takes on the role of a “guide” or “teacher” or “public speaker” will tell you, what we’re really offering is our lives.… Read More What does it mean to “Rescue The Beauty”?
If you’ve followed my blog recently and read my previous postings “Bringing Our Unique Self to the Surface” and “A Powerful Grip” you’ll know from where this next story comes. Let me say right off, the LoveGodLovePeopleLiveFree.com blog is not really a “short story” forum. It is about finding life and freedom by living out… Read More One Last Letter for Christmas (A Short Story)
How to Build Better Relationships (Holiday Edition) The holidays are upon us. 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… Read More How to Build Better Relationships (Holiday Edition)
I recently wrote my first ever fictional “Short Story”. I’d have to say it came from out-of-the-blue and ends up being a highlight of my year. On my last post (Bringing our Unique Self to the Surface) I blogged about the story behind the story. This time I thought I’d post the story itself for… Read More A Powerful Grip (A Short Story)
I was just pondering a recent podcast I subscribe to. It drew me to review a story in the Bible about a man forgiven his huge debt. Then, rather than returning the favor and showing mercy to those who owed him, he instead went out and ransacked a guy that owed him pennies. * ($100,000 vs… Read More Trusting that it’s true for us, too…
It’s been quiet around the blog lately… I’ve been thinking… wondering… considering my life… my direction… my motives… and wandering a bit. If you are anything like me, life can feel complicated and overwhelming at times. And so it feels easier to reduce life down to things I feel I can control… “productivity”, “activity”, “moving… Read More Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
I’ve been thinking again lately about “Desire”. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about “Passion” and “Reason”… said another way, heart vs mind. And, a conversation I had recently got me thinking — I had a moment of clarity!…
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Have you ever stopped to notice the big screen TVs hanging on the walls of stores or banks or businesses or churches? You can hardly miss them these days — each screen subtly yet conspicuously promoting a message. Well, Andrea and I visited a church recently (we like to visit different places to see what… Read More Big Screen TVs and the Difference between Publicity and Preference
A blogger I follow posted a comment about this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c6uM950uFY&feature=youtu.be * It was given with this simple reminder — “Enjoy the surf!” — and with this simple instruction — “Pause and listen to how God may speak to you through it.” To be honest, I had to watch this twice. The first time my focus… Read More Enjoy the surf!