Our toddler grandsons spend a fair amount of time in Time Out. Their mom has a little chair by a lonely wall and a tiny sand-filled timer there. It looks like an hour glass except it is only a minute timer. They are close in age and tend to tussle over all kinds of things,… Continue reading Time Out, Again?
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
Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent for Christians. We start by absurdly marking one another with ashes from last year's burned Palm Branches as a way of saying we understand with humility that we will return to ashes one day. I'm not sure we fully understand that, but at least we try.… Continue reading Soul Check
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