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
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 other night I cheated on my wife. Well, sort of. It felt like it. It was all part of a disturbing dream I had. Ever have those? A dream so real you wake up wondering if it’s all true? I hate these kinds of dreams. They leave me feeling dirty and sad and hopeless… Read More Did I Just Cheat on My Spouse?
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”?
I post my blog on http://www.wordpress.com and so I visit the site often. A while back while pursuing their “Freshly Pressed” page (which is a rotating display of selections from their immense blogging community), amidst the chaos and noise or all that tugs at our attention I stumbled upon this posting from “Jenni”. I asked… Read More No Shame in Stillness
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
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 was meditating on God the other day. Soaking in His presence, thinking about Him, laying a question before Him, and pondering. Then, suddenly I started thinking of something totally other than Him. A dialogue with someone else or in front of a group? You know what I mean, like drifting into fantasizing about something… Read More Hijacked Thoughts