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

Inauguration Day

In You our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and You delivered them.                  ~Psalm 22:4 Inauguration Day.  The day we officially put a person in charge of our country with the power to guide our society for the next four years.  The day we give an individual … More Inauguration Day

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

Ave Maria

And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.    ~Luke 1:28 (DRA) Before a child is born, there is a mother waiting.  Preparing.  Carrying.   Before a baby pierces the quiet with his first cries, there is a woman who said … More Ave Maria

Breathe

I have asthma.  It’s not super serious – I’ve never actually passed out or wound up in the hospital.  But I have had extreme shortness of breath, causing me to stop everything else just to concentrate on bringing air into my lungs.   I take a daily medication so it doesn’t become critical.  To keep it … More Breathe

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

Experience Him

Meditation.  I used to picture it as some strange level of peace I would never attain, accomplished through crossed legs and a series of perfectly timed “ohms.”  But then I read a book called Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster.  There is an entire chapter devoted to explaining the concept of Christian Meditation, and … More Experience Him

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