Balance and Flow – Part 1

Balance and Flow – Part 1

Ask most people, and they’ll agree: Enjoying everything in moderation and maintaining balance are fine ideals, though fairly challenging as a daily practice.  As with so much else in life, finding our ideal balance requires both patience and persistence.  It also...
Whose Rules? – Part 2

Whose Rules? – Part 2

As we consider our Rules for Life, we realize what matters to us most.  We also discover greater appreciation for who we are and where we’ve been, so we can determine what our heart is calling us to contribute to the world. Our mission at this point on the journey —...
Whose Rules? – Part 1

Whose Rules? – Part 1

Many years ago, I saw a poster which began: “With all your heart, say out loud, I want to live a happy life.  Listen to what you just said.”  I read each subsequent phrase to the end, which said: “Take chances.  Be real.”   Then, I cried. In that moment, I knew. ...
Balance and Flow – Part 1

Say What?

Remember the old playground chant: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”?  Some of us said this in reply to a taunt or tease we didn’t want to allow into our minds.  Sometimes we shouted it, as if the volume could drown the violent...
Balance and Flow – Part 1

Never Alone

Jesus was dead.  This must be distinctly understood or nothing wonderful can follow. Jesus was dead.  Everyone knew it.  Many of them heard his words, predicting his own demise.  Then they watched him die.  They didn’t want to believe their ears.  Then, they couldn’t...