Put the phone down.

I have let this device take over my life. It was an insidious coup. But today I am reclaiming my leadership in the territory.  I found a remarkable little feature, tucked quietly in the back corner of my settings menu, called “Downtime”. It allows me the ability to turn off the cacophony of notifications while…

Where is your fire?

I wonder what underlying message is being derived from the “be all you can be” type of advertising campaign I see more and more? The ads I see regarding this concept of anything being possible are images of astronauts, doctors, athletes, etc.  When the ad is over I look at my life and could be…

Go Color Your World With Hope!

2016 is like a white canvas before us! It’s a challenging year ahead for everyone.  There are tough decisions to be made as our country faces another presidential election and new threats to our safety and peace. There is debris from 2015 still to sort through and put right even as threat of more upheaval looms heavy on the…

Steady On

Love this post I found on facebook shared by Broken Believers. Photo credit: facebook.com/jesusisalifestyle One step at a time…sometimes shaky steps. We sang a song (from the first chapter of the book of Joshua) at a church I attended many years ago that pops into my head at some critical moments… “Be strong and courageous do…

Waiting To Land

I feel every mile of the separation today.  Separated from people, places, occupations familiar and second nature to me.  No brilliant blog inspiration, or even aspiration at this moment. Circling my destination waiting for a runway.

What Are You Waiting For?

In my experience waiting is active not passive.   There is much to be done as we wait for that brighter day, better opportunity, arrival of a person, relief from pain… More than a list of things to do, preparation is also the time we take to observe where we are, who we are and…

What’s In My Hand?

Perhaps we have the most influence over the climate of our society as individuals. Rather than differing groups pushing against one another for change, or just “letting them have it” because they’re destructive/harmful (and, of course, we’re not…really!?!) and we have the freedom to cut loose on them… …rather than that, might there be a…

1st Cuppa Mornin’ Joe On The Road

Morning Joe on MSNBC  provides my background noise while I’m waking up in this simple, yet comfortable, motel this morning.  When I arrived in town last evening, inticed by pillow-top advertising at a familiar hotel, I chose being able to afford dinner (compliments of Food Lion) over amenities.  I had daydreamed of walking off the…

Potential

There it was, gloriously stretched out before me, and then I realized… …That deck was full of potential when it was empty. My imaginings of what might take place there – the gatherings of family and friends, the peaceful evenings and morning coffees with the sunrise – were far grander than anything that actually occurred in…

The Video Store

I worked at a video store.  Did I ever tell you that?  Last night after locking the door, I put my key inside of a movie case and slid it through the night drop.  The final act as employee for one of the best managers with whom it has been my privilege to work.  And…

Rosy Glasses

I prayed “Open the eyes of my heart” And then I covered them with rosy glasses Not to diminish the view But to remain hopeful In the midst of despair There is a healing taking place since my divorce.  I am stepping out beyond myself again and discovering that sorrow and anger and loneliness across…