An Ancient Story

An Ancient Story

From the book Pause With Jesus: Encountering His Story in Everyday Life.  Enter the storyline. Study the plot, finally detecting ourselves there; spiritually perceiving that story here with us in the now. This now. This moment. Where do we start? Where the story...
Grief at Christmas 

Grief at Christmas 

From Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces. I’ve learned to be okay with not always being okay or feeling okay or expecting everything to fit my definition of okay. I’ve learned to welcome grief. I’m continuing to learn to grieve well....
Listen to Their Story

Listen to Their Story

From Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces.  I recently had a wonderful time with my two sisters. Janet and Laura have known me since I was born. They could tell many stories about me, but I’ve not asked for their input here. I’m afraid...
Remembering Our Caregivers

Remembering Our Caregivers

From Underwater: When Encephalitis, Brain Injury and Epilepsy Change Everything. “Due to brain injury, he has the mental capacity of a three-year-old.” I heard those words from the TV morning news while eating breakfast at a hotel. I was soon traveling to two events...
holidays

holidays

thanksgiving arrives soon,hurrying her way here.i can already see the colorsand hear the soundsand smell the memoriesof meals and gatheringsand family and time.the choice.choosing to be thankful.to voice the thankfulness,the appreciation,the gratitude. not obligation....
Knowing and Accepting Limitations

Knowing and Accepting Limitations

From Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces. Living with epilepsy has taught me much about limitations. We all have some. Find yours. I need to take my medicine right on time. I need to avoid exhaustion, stress, bright lights, flickering...
Words We Need 

Words We Need 

I recently spoke from 2 Timothy. The letter is honest, encouraging, and hopeful. The author’s words continue his journey of mentoring a younger friend.  The phrases reminded me of why many of us do what we do, and how we need to do what we do.  True purpose....
Refusing to Travel Alone

Refusing to Travel Alone

From Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces  Who are you traveling with in this season’s narrative? Life is a lengthy and bumpy journey. Traveling alone is not safe. It is not wise. It is not necessary. Stories in the Bible might focus...
What is Church?

What is Church?

From Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces  What is church? Not a building or a service or a day or a time. It is a collection of people gathering together to worship God and develop relationships with Him and one another. The...
Early Thanksgiving 

Early Thanksgiving 

From the book Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces. Giving thanks might come easy some days.  Many days—or often it might seem like most days—maintaining a thankful attitude isn’t simple.  But we can make it intentional. It...