This passage meant something entirely different for me when I was in my 20s that today: 2 Timothy 4:3–4 (NLT)3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears wantContinue reading “I didn’t understand deception”
There aren’t really “moments” of transition. They often appear that way, but the truth is transition is always a part of life. We are always “on the way.” We are on the way from birth to childhood. Those around the newborn meeting their every need. Teaching them along the way. Preparing them for those firstContinue reading “Transitions”
I find a recurring battle going on in my spirit right now. While I am pretty sure of the way through it, the battle isn’t any less intense. The feelings are raw and real for me. I spent 30 years in ministry. While I still feel “called” in ministry, I have entered a new ministryContinue reading “Deep satisfaction”
I wrote on three areas of transformation in my life that have added to my base of spiritual formation. (HERE) One area I focused on in another post was the benefit of a personal coach at this point in my life and career. (HERE)
It’s my age. It’s that place in life where I find myself. There are times when I reflect a bit deeper on the transitions of life. I ran across THIS ARTICLE a couple of years ago after hearing his talk online. I pulled it out again recently to reflect on what is needed in myContinue reading “More depth”
Dorothy Day had in incredibly influential man in her life, challenging her to the work she carried among the poor. His life had a profound impact on her. His name was Peter Maurin. She would describe him in her book, The Long Loneliness, as one who sought the common good. He was grounded in hisContinue reading “The generosity of life I seek”
For the first time in years I stayed up to make sure 2020 was really leaving the building. It was a moral victory if nothing else. The new year always marks a new year for me because it’s my birthday.
For the first time in years I have kept a paper calendar (more as a diary) consistently. I let it be a place I recorded what I did rather than things to do. So, I took a look back.
A prayer given at the graveside service for my father-in-law: O God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be numbered: Make us, we pray, deeply aware of the shortness and uncertainty of human life; and let your Holy Spirit lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days; that, when we shallContinue reading “Teach us to mark our days”
I watched the Super Bowl for only one reason on Sunday: My beloved Kansas City Chiefs were miraculously in it. Fifty year drought. No lie. This was a once in a lifetime event for me and I decided not to miss it.