“We sat with “It’s Time” for a year or year-and-a-half. Sometimes you just have to let a song sit for awhile. “ -Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons The full interview can be found here I find that music can sometimes be so fabricated you can’t touch it. Tracks playing, other people penning the music. Lyrics can… Continue reading Does God Hate the F word?
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Today being a woman (especially a mom) requires great courage. Generations from the sixties and on have been hammered with thoughts that they must be strong role models for their children, work hard in the workplace and at home, bring home the bacon, set the rules of discipline, serve as a…
I recently listened to an interview I found by happenstance of an old acquaintance. I had always admired her brilliance and tenacity, her quiet way and her commitment to her religion. I don’t think it is important for purposes of this story to tell you what religion she is, it is enough to know that… Continue reading Be Happy, God will understand
Many people want to take the “jump.” Motivational speakers talk about it, preachers preach it and the secular world has embraced it. This way of living says that the bloom where you are planted theory is dead. We instead need to do “big” things in far off places. We need to become more than what… Continue reading Have Big Dreams? Let them all go… A real life commentary on chasing your dream and finding it right where you are
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten- Who knows I like most people thought this quote was attributable to the motivational speaker Tony Robbins. I couldn’t understand why Jesus was whispering it in my ear today because what the heck self-help guru is going to help me? The whispers… Continue reading Tony Robbins or Jesus?
It took a man dying to wake me up… I wasn’t prepared. Kinda like that whole virgins with the oil parable, or the thief, or keeping watch. God seems to run fire alarm drills. I have lived life using checklists, it’s what I do. A check here, a check there and my assignment is complete. It’s not… Continue reading The First and Third Sunday
As I sat and tried to pray in the confines of my closet, the guilt that rose inside of me for being away from my kids while they enjoyed Saturday morning cartoons was overwhelming. I generally wake up about an hour early each day to read the bible, to pray, to journal, to reflect and… Continue reading Be in the season, not in the moment
The universe is too big and too vast to think about. It is too deep and wide and we are small, minute beings on a large grid. We ponder the scheme of the earth, purpose, meaning and 52 self-help books that tell us we can have anything we want if we train our minds to… Continue reading Read this
Sometimes pain is palpable. It is treacherous and abhorrent. I want to kill it. The world will tell me its God’s fault, but the world is idiotic. The same world will tell me everything is someone else’s fault. It’s not my son’s fault he is who he is. It’s not mine either. And it’s certainly… Continue reading Rough Draft
When we are scattered amongst the leaves, there is a certain amount of perspective we need. There is even monotony in Jesus when we are comfortable where we are at. My vocation is so and so or my calling is so and so, and so I will do so and so, and we become robots… Continue reading The confession of my confession