Dear Busy

Dear Busy, We need to talk.  I can see that you need some attention.  But you are begging the wrong person for it.  Maybe you were hoping it wasn’t true, but we broke up.  We’re through.  Over.  Done with. Yes, I think about you now and then.  But I only need small doses of you … More Dear Busy

The Weight of the Waiting

You can almost feel electricity in the air this time of year.  You can see the physical tension between “hurry up” and “wait” hunching everyone’s shoulders as they try to power through.  Billions of people are buzzing around, furiously preparing for something.  Another close of a business year.  Looming family gatherings.  The expectation of a … More The Weight of the Waiting

It’s Not About Me

I haven’t posted in awhile.  And it doesn’t seem to matter much.  I wanted to worry about that, but I just can’t.  My ego started to protest, claiming that it “means something” and that it must be figured out right away. Was blogging just a phase? Do I want to quit? Do I still not … More It’s Not About Me

Stacking the Deck

I love to play games.  Board games, card games, dice games, word games.  And of course, my beloved Mario Brothers.  I even started a Game Club with my friends at work.  We would eat lunch in a conference room and blow off steam with a lively round of Nertz.  I like the competition, the strategy, … More Stacking the Deck

The Plateau

The path to eternity starts at the base of a mountain. From the beginning of the path, we look up towards heaven. The steep climb looks impossible. Some just never attempt it.  What’s the use? Some convince themselves they can do it. They can do anything if they just try. If they want it bad … More The Plateau

The Danger of Comfort

Is anyone else feeling tired and maybe a little lazy?  I’ve been noticing a weird thing that is happening as I age.  When I was younger, I wanted to race towards the next thing.  Growing, learning, achieving.  Now it’s as if I have hit this peak where I’ve started slowing down.  Enjoying the views, wondering … More The Danger of Comfort

Keep It Simple

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds… Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. DEUTERONOMY 11:18–19 NIV I have been struggling with how to teach my children – about God, … More Keep It Simple

Ripping Off Bandages

Guilty pleasures.  It’s an oxymoron that I never stopped to ponder before.   Now in pursuit of a holy life, watching in amazement the positive changes happening in my attitude and my soul, the irony is captivating me.  Why don’t I miss the indulgences I used to crave?   My once favorite TV dramas, greasy meals, … More Ripping Off Bandages