Yoga requires practice. I've been practicing it for almost two years and have so much to learn. I'm amazed when I even miss a few days at how tightly bound I become. Sports require practice. Music does. I feel like relationships do. After 33 years of marriage, I find myself still practicing at being a… Continue reading Practice
In ministry and life I've seen a some hard things. Some have been difficult things for me personally so many others have been the excruciating things other people have had to endure. I could name them all from work to relationships to financial troubles to church woes, or our mental and physical health issues, but… Continue reading The Golden Thread
Problems are part of life. We have them in our families, jobs, country and world. We have health problems-mental, physical and spiritual. We have neighborhood problems and church problems. The problem list is long. I have a tendency to glare at the problems that come my way, usually angry, frustrated and dismayed that they are… Continue reading Gaze or Glance?
Writer Sarah Young often captures my imagination with just a few words. In a recent devotional in her new book, Jesus Always, she writes of a soul on tiptoe as it looks up to God in hope. On tiptoe is the posture I'd like to adopt. Our eight month old grandson has learned to pull up to… Continue reading A Soul on Tiptoe
For several years now, I've chosen a word to guide me in prayer, study and focus. This was not my idea. It is a different kind of Spiritual Discipline suggested by the work of Rachel Olsen and Mike Ashcraft. You can read more about it at http://www.myoneword.org. At the end of each year, I start making a… Continue reading New
Because technology is awesome, I'm on my back porch, with my dog, listening to my soothing fountain, blogging. I'm drinking a peach mango sparkling water and all is right with the world. We had fall for like one day and now it is sort of summer again. But it is good because it's not like… Continue reading I Get to Do This
Two years ago this week, I found a lump in my breast and began a journey with breast cancer that I never signed up for. In spite of never signing up, I was lucky. It was caught early, small, not in my lymph nodes. It required surgery, radiation and now a five year course of medication… Continue reading Healing