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. ...
Say What?

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...
Say What?

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...
Spring Forward

Spring Forward

This past Sunday, most of us in the United States turned our clocks forward. Some of us enjoy this change; others, not so much. Either way, in autumn, we’ll turn the clocks back. Yet, our forward motion isn’t predicated on the seasons; it’s predicated on our choices....
Spring Forward

Grow Deep Roots

Those of us traveling a Lenten journey to Easter have reached midpoint.   While we know we’re almost there, we also know, we aren’t there yet. We anticipate growth, although we can’t fully see it. Sometimes, while we’re awaiting outer evidence of inward belief, we get...