Answering the Invitation This time of the year begins to take on a slower feel for me. The outdoor chores fade from the green that bursts into life and demands attention into browns and grays and shorter days that offer a few more minutes of rest and an ebb to the normal flow. It’s a… Read More Answering the Invitation
“Most of us lead far more meaningful lives than we know.” For most of us the meaning of our life is right under our nose…but we fail to see it. Want to discover more? Read me.… Read More Living a Meaningful Life
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?
Welcome to Love God… Love People… LIVE FREE! I’m seriously glad you’re here! I’ve carved out some space to help us freeze time – to slow the blur of life – and to catch a glimpse of things we often miss. My goal for us – LIFE! Together let’s grow, heal, hope, adventure, deepen our… Read More WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY
Wait! What just happened? Has ANOTHER year passed? Again?! It seems like just a few weeks ago I was making plans to lose weight, go to the gym more, get more organized, spend less, save more, enjoy life to the fullest, learn something exciting, help others, spend more time with family, etc., etc. I’ll be… Read More Ditch New Year’s Resolutions For Something Bigger
We raised the topic like a glass at a wedding, full of anticipation — and yet we sat there, staring at the floor, waiting — silence. I have a small group of good friends, my inner circle. We refer to ourselves as a ‘band of brothers’ (a reference to Stephen Ambrose book, “Band of Brothers”). We like… Read More Something Only A Friend Can Fully Bring Out
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)
It was a rainy day in October when a few of us got together–old friends reconnecting. We talked about our past, our present, and our future. There were some awkward pauses… but we listened to each other. We spoke of our hopes and desires for the future. We wondered together about life and community and the intersections of… Read More Are You Living In A Spiritual Zoo?
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