One Word. One idea…one concept…one touchstone. For the whole year. It’s an idea that I first stumbled across while reading my favorite blog. It interested me, but didn’t grab me enough to personally do anything about it. Then, backstage at a play I was part of this past Christmas season, a fellow cast member handed [...]
I walk a weird line. It’s a line between secret pride and acute feelings of inadequacy. A line between reveling in the accolades of others and succumbing to the voices inside of me that hiss about my unworthiness, my unlovability, and my hopeless pursuit of wholeness. It’s a line that feels like the edge of [...]
“…where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy.” – Psalm 65:8b Anyone who reads what I write here must surely sense that my life is full of ups and downs. Correction: my life is full of hairpin turns of emotion that often make little sense. It seems like every day [...]
I am exceedingly blessed. This storm I’ve been tossed around in is not permanent. It is not defining. It is not the whole story. The pieces are being out back together…refined…reshaped…restored. Really. And the hues of this fabric of life will glow again. I can see it already beginning…even now.
tonight, from troubled sleep I awoke quickly with a vivid memory of an insignificant moment: you and i in bed under covers one of us (i won’t say who) passed gas. we struggled in mock ferocity to clamp down the blankets holding the offending vapors in so neither of us would faint. smiling. laughing. [...]
A couple of days ago, I headed to Ashland for a session with my chiropractor. I somehow convinced Isaac to tag along with me. It had something to do with the food I promised him if he joined me on the journey. Still, I was delighted to have the company of my oldest offspring. Coming [...]
A good friend of mine recently gave me a copy of a book that has meant a lot to him. He knows that I’m in the process of journeying through some difficult realities at the moment and thought that the book would be a source of encouragement for me. He was definitely correct. The following [...]
As I lay here in bed, overwhelmed with life worries and completely unable to sleep, I feel the need to be reminded of the good things God has given me. The thought occurred to me that I should count my blessings. Literally count them. As in make a list and focus on being thankful. I [...]