My Repentance

I was given a book for Christmas by a fellow coach that I’m beginning to read (This Beautiful Mess by Rick McKinley).  This small snippet stood out to me this morning and as I sat back to process my heart was focused on how I repented after I was a follower of Christ. Repentance means…

Begin To Savor | Thoughts on Life in Middle America

Perhaps it’s a 50/50 shot at happiness. Perhaps we are all doomed. Perhaps we are all destined for greatness. There are times when I can identify with any of the previous spots on the emotional life outlook spectrum.  I’m all over the map from day to day, hour to hour but I’m in recovery. I…

It’s Changing

Allow love to be my foundation and purpose for all that I do during my day has really change the way I view everything.  It is changing my perspective. Once again, God is shifting my perspective.  These are usually incredibly tough on me spiritually, but at this moment, this shift is beautiful. Today, may your…

Another Reminder

I wanted to simply offer a snippet filled with Hope.  In light of processing all of God’s creation, I am in awe of Him. His very nature. His Love.  His Grace. His majestic artistry. All of this processing and meditating has me wondering a few things about God.  It has me pondering big questions that…

The Tree Reminds Me

I recently watch The Tree of Life a film by Terrence Malick.  It was a truly beautiful film and was unlike any other film I’ve ever seen. Rather than give you a synopsis of the film I want to share what The Tree of Life reminded me and perhaps revealed to me for the first…

A Note In A Book

I picked up a book tonight that I’ve been longing to read in hopes that I might find inspiration, drive, fuel, and the like.  What I found was love. Crazy?  There is that possibility. When I sat down at my desk, leaned back in my chair and swayed side to side skimming bits and pieces….

Right or Wrong? Wrong or Right?

I’m wondering if we are afraid to be wrong? I think that for me, personally speaking, I’m okay with being wrong in some areas of my life. I handle being wrong when it’s things that are more easily changed.  But when it falls in my interpretation of scripture or my outlook on God, Jesus, the…

Encouragement

I simply wanted to offer all of you thinkers, seekers, lovers, women, and men a little video of encouragement.     Today, may you wrestle. May you welcome doubt and walk through it with the Divine. May our searching be done in community and love. Grace and Peace

Writers Block, Mark Driscoll & Tea-vangelicals?

This is my first serious case of writers block.  I’ve had what I thought was writers block in the past but it obviously wasn’t.  Funny how that happens.  You think you’ve hit “bottom” at a certain point in life, until you truly hit bottom.  Falling deeper, farther, harder, faster than before, the bottom feels like…

Find Someone

All I would like to do today is encourage you to find a person or persons to have meaningful conversations with.  Find people who love God enough to have conversations with each other that don’t end in someone being angry or bitter.  Community is essential in this life and a massive part of community is…

Letting Go of Jesus

It seems that I’m more “prone to wonder” when things in life are going well.  It almost doesn’t appear logical but for me it is the case. Everyone I have ever known well enough that we share the deep intricacies of our souls, has revealed something within themselves that is dark.  Regardless of our “saved”…

One Small Question

There is a Heschel quote I’ve been pondering.  I would like you to ponder with me and respond.  I suppose I’m asking you to respond because I need community to flesh this out.  This need supersedes my want to answer it for myself, so a round table is in order. The true aspiration is not…

Like Pinocchio… Sort of.

Like my man Pinocchio, I grow when I talk with people.  Do understand that it’s not my nose growing from telling a lie, it’s my spirit growing from the depth of the conversation.  We need spiritual conversations that force us to search.  Searching moves us towards God. I’m reminded tonight of how my walk with…

A Sculpture Of The Divine

From the moment we begin our day we are bombarded with choices.  Choices of what to wear, what to eat for breakfast, where to get coffee, what to eat for lunch, where to buy groceries, clothes, shoes, etc. It is a never ending cycle of abundant choice. Just take a look in your closet and…

The Emptiness Of The Cross

the rain gently taps my window as if it were nature’s percussion section of a symphony orchestra. a beautiful accompaniment to “one love” by Bob Marley playing softly in the background. the elements are in place to create the ideal atmosphere for reflection and meditation. so i sit. i reflect. on successes and failures. on…