new glasses

new glasses

From a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder. eating dinner with a friendwho was wearing his new glassesrevealed that his visionneeded help seeingthrough this lensto get a better view,to see correctly. i listened again to his wordsand his stories—a contradiction of...
Four Friends

Four Friends

In class this afternoon we focused on four important but often forgotten practices. Silence. Conversations. Prayers. Nature. Welcome silence. Exit the volume. Refuse to let the normal loud sounds flood your neurological system. Step away. Be still. Be quiet. Do not...
confusion of this life

confusion of this life

from a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder. illustrations are intended to,well, illustrate. but i am focused on myplans for tomorrow. i’ll be boarding a planeand flying south,entering a journeyfrom present locationto future destination. carry on.luggage.size and...
Slow the Pace

Slow the Pace

Pause for Moms: Finding Rest in a Too Busy World What’s your prescription to slow the pace? Make it personal. Think about your doctor sitting near you and asking, “What is your daily routine?” How would you respond? What would be your confession? Confessions allow us...
Quotes to Read and Remember

Quotes to Read and Remember

As I’m researching and reading and writing my next book, I’ve stopped many times. When thinking a new thought, when recalling an old story, or when reading another writer’s words, I pause. To think. To reflect. To see what the words are saying to me. I’m including...
Life is Not Easy

Life is Not Easy

Life is not easy.Let’s not try to make it simple. Life is not easy.Let’s not act like it is. Life is not easy.Let’s not seek to it make everything go our way. Life is not easy.Let’s not battle on our own strength. Life is not easy.Let’s not depend on feelings. Life is...
Attitudes

Attitudes

We form opinions. About life. About things. About other people. When other people grow and develop and change, some people refuse to see such growth or development or change. They previously formed conclusions and refuse to change those opinions. They lock their...
Adjust To Change

Adjust To Change

From the book Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces. I could not drive my normal route to the Atlanta airport. My phone informed me in advance where to turn and what roads to take. I expected the redirection. I had read the story. ...
The Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree didn’t state many words last night. As I removed lights and decorations, as I carried her outside in the rain and dropped her off near the road, as Debbie Maxwell and I breathed deeply to enjoy her aroma one more time, she didn’t say much. But this...