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.
What did you have for breakfast? Can you even remember? If not, you’re not alone — most days I can’t. Not that I’m so busy that I forget, but I’m distracted, hurried, preoccupied–those words pretty much sum up my experience lately. It’s a weed that’s grown back many times in my life. I started this… Read More Pursue Life Like Eating Strawberries
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?
A couple of years ago a friend handed me one of the most unique birthday cards I’ve ever received. Not unique because of its design, but because of what he wrote inside. Written inside the card, as a sort of climax to the typical birthday sentiments, he concluded with a simple thought — take the… Read More What A Few Minutes Of Quiet Can Do
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 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?
Let’s face it, we all look somewhere for answers. And if we’re honest with ourselves, we have to admit our tendency to hand-pick who and where we ask. For example, if I have questions/struggles about my diet, [whether consciously or not] chances are I’m going to seek out someone who will tell me what I want to… Read More Questions We Avoid Asking
A few minutes ago I was just sitting and reading a short blog story from a favorite blogger who always gets me thinking about deeper things I’d normally ignore (Craig McConnell of Ransomed Heart). Craig’s story ushered in a sort of invitation from God. (This often happens to us when we take a few moments to… Read More Hesitating to Believe? Maybe its time to take a walk.
This posting is a departure of sorts from my usual posts, but I felt compelled to post it. And so, out of obedience and with great compassion and sensitivity I offer this poem (below) written several years ago. For years I struggled to put into words my life as a child, teen, and into my… Read More i am ‘The Stepchild’