reflection

Stories

Jan 7, 2007 | | Say something

Recently, I asked myself the question that guys my age ask themselves so often. What am I here for? What is my calling? What bothers me so much that I could give the rest of my life to making it better? And you know what? I had an answer. It was so clear. It wasn’t […more]

Noise

Dec 9, 2006 | | 4 comments

Noise everywhere! I’m sitting in the library waiting for Jeanie who is in a meeting at work. I have an hour to read and write… Kids are running around making noise and their mom is letting them. Interestingly, she fusses at the older girl for making noise when it is the younger one who is […more]

The Jar

Nov 29, 2006 | | 4 comments

Have you ever felt like your emotions were out of control? Like the way you are feeling is incongruous with the situation. Something small happens and you get all bent out of shape about it. That happened to me in a huge way a few months ago. Something insignificant had happened, but I was really […more]

We’re ok and thankful for fire fighters

Oct 16, 2006 | | 3 comments

At the risk of sounding like Lucy when she returned from Narnia, we are ok. You can stop worrying. We had our first fire of the season in the fireplace tonight. Unfortunately, the fire got up inside the chimney and flames and sparks were coming out of the chimney. It made me very nervous so […more]

21 years ago

Aug 19, 2006 | | 4 comments

Last weekend, while Danae was visiting, we listened to an audio tape of her and Melody from 21 years ago. Imagine our surprise when we heard the clip below. Enjoy![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r27f6B17jEw] Life really is about the little things, isn’t it? Do something you’ll be glad to find in 21 years.

Too Busy to write

Aug 6, 2006 | | 3 comments

There are a few blogs that I routinely read. One of them includes some proverbs from different cultures. This one stuck me as really profound: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today. I’m too busy to write on my blog today. I have things to […more]

Darkness and Light

Jul 7, 2006 | | Say something

“Understanding death and life is not really so difficult. It is like darkness and light. Darkness is not the opposite of light; it is the absence of light. The way to be in the light is not by trying hard not to be in the dark. It is by coming into or turning on a […more]

A mess

Jun 12, 2006 | | 2 comments

I was looking at a photo of my paternal grandparents this morning and wondering who they really were. Oh, I knew them (My grandmother just died last hear), but I didn’t really know them. I don’t think they even knew themselves. I am full of feelings; joys, fears, doubts, questions. Sometimes I feel like I’m […more]

Accountability (on purpose)

May 3, 2006 | | 19 comments

Kids are totally accountable to their parents or guardian for everything they do. When they are really young, they do not get to decide anything for themselves. As they grow older, good parents allow them to make some decisions on their own or with limited input from the parents. These parents know that the goal […more]

A Day with God

Feb 28, 2006 | | Say something

One of the things I have learned about me is that I need time alone regularly. Another that is closely related is that I need time alone with God for an extended period. Occasionally, I have taken a day off from work just to go hiking and commune with my Creator. Every time I have […more]