Do you have milestones only you remember? I'm having one today. June 14th is the 35th anniversary of my ordination into Christian ministry. Over the past decades, year after year, it is mostly just me remembering the day that changed my life forever. Well, just God and me, remembering. I'm not writing about it to… Continue reading A Quiet Anniversary
I just heard a commercial this morning telling us the holiday season is all about more...more buying, more parties, more festivities, more food, more fun. I cringed. For the last healing decade of my life less has been more for me. I've downsized our belongings, my wardrobe and my schedule. I do simple exercises and… Continue reading And Now Add Advent
My vocation is tied to words. I'm either speaking them or writing them. I officiate funerals and weddings. I preach. I do workshops and seminars. I write a blog. I speak and pray weekly on a nationwide Jesus Calling Prayer Call. But, true confession, right now I'm so tired of words, so very, very tired… Continue reading Word Overload
One unexpected side effect of our empty nest is that I've grown to love silence even more. And, the opposite is true as well, noise bothers me more now. Leaf blowers are the worst. Now it seems wherever I go, leaf blowers show up, attached mostly to men. I've had times before where I've been… Continue reading Shhhhhh!
You are about to fill your plate at the party or potluck dinner. You tell yourself, like you always do, that you will not over do it. Little by little, with only a bit of this and that, it happens. The empty plate you started with is soon over-filled with small amounts of good things.… Continue reading Your Plate