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
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?
I pick up trash. It started a long time ago. I think it all began from a seed planted by those old “Keep America Beautiful” commercials from the 70’s — the one where a man portraying an American Indian stands by the side of the road and as a car drives by the passenger throws trash at his feet,… Read More Finding Life in a Fistful of Trash
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 )