Nine years ago today I suddenly lost a friend and colleague. I'm not the only one who lost him. His family did, his other friends did, our whole church did and a denomination as well. I still miss him of course. I noticed in my Jesus Calling book that I've read every day since that… Continue reading When Everything Shifts
I keep working on it. I guess I always will. Focus. Attention. Noticing. Being present. The beautiful late poet Mary Oliver wrote it this way, This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. Theologian Richard Rohr suggested doing a five… Continue reading Being Present
A day or so after Christmas my daughter and I were sitting outside enjoying the sunshine (because living in Texas does have benefits). I found myself doing the mothering thing, exercising my Mom superpowers telling grown up offspring what they should do. I told her, "You need to write down your decade." She stared at… Continue reading Did You Detail the Decade Yet?
Early every morning, way before the sun comes up, I journal. I write about the day before, the day to come and my feelings. I read a few devotionals and scriptures and try to listen to what God is whispering. I end with a prayer and simply list all of those on my heart. I… Continue reading A Back to School Blessing
I recently had a birthday. It was a gorgeous sunny spring day with many favorite parts including a surprise visit from my daughter and two sweet grandsons who live five hours away. Usually I know everything or can figure it out. This surprise I did not see coming. When my sweet two year old grandboy… Continue reading Inner Circle