Me: Please be careful. Child: I'll be as careful as usual. Me: I am not comforted.
Blow away the cobwebs of my mind, Clear away anything stemming from my own design. Remove the thoughts of only me: Distractions that prevent me from being who you made me to be. Refocus all my energy on you. Place your light so brightly in my soul I cannot see Anything but your will and … Continue reading Design & Desire
I think I've shared the lyrics to this song before, but this is my song of the day. I've loved the lyrics to "So Long Self" by MercyMe from the first moment I heard it, but it seems to resonate particularly strongly with me today. Well if I come across a little bit distant It's just because … Continue reading So Long Self
Last Sunday I visited EPIC Church while on a business trip in San Francisco. Here are some raw notes from the sermon as they apply to me. NOTE: These aren't necessarily things the pastor said, these are the thoughts, questions, insights which occurred to me as a result of the message. Title: Never Go Back What … Continue reading Do not fear. Love and trust.
My grandparents health is declining, as is common among humans as we age. They are no longer able to care for themselves by themselves. Little things that most of us take for granted, like getting out of bed and getting dressed, have become insurmountable tasks for my aged loved ones. My wife and I are … Continue reading Making a hard decision
A Sack Full of Love: Local artifact to be displayed in new Smithsonian museum When I read the story linked above, tears streamed down my face. I cannot imagine the anguish this mother and her daughter felt at this forced separation. I am away from my family on business. The anguish I feel at parting, the heartache … Continue reading Love & Separation
Jesus came into our context, calling and intentionally drawing people to him to be discipled. We also need to be intentional about drawing people to Him.