Breathe In

I wrote this on Christmas Eve. But today is the first time I could muster strength to post it, due to a weeklong bout with bronchitis… Dec. 24, 2015 For the first time in three days, I woke up today and it didn’t hurt to breathe. When you can’t breathe, everything gets blown out ofContinue reading “Breathe In”

Connecting the Dots

Connect the dots. I’d spend hours on those puzzles as a kid. I’d stare at the paper full of numbers and dots and try to imagine what picture it held. But I rarely could. My pencil would scramble to #1 and then quickly through the sequence. I’d stop after each few to see if IContinue reading “Connecting the Dots”

Look Up!

I’m going to let you in on a big secret I re-learned this week by taking 14 youth to Montreat Youth Conference. Whether they act like it or not, our youth look to the adults in their families, churches, and communities for hope. But it is not easily found. American families are teetering on theContinue reading “Look Up!”

What’s Your Sign?

“What’s your sign?” In the 70’s that question opened up a lot of conversation. What is your zodiac sign? Were you a Libra, Capricorn or Cancer? It was a connecting question, one that supposedly determined your character traits, and propensity for relationships. “What’s your sign?” was a question that revealed a curiosity, and offered anContinue reading “What’s Your Sign?”

Pebbles and Paths

There is so much pain and confusion in the world today. Those in blue that have committed their lives to serve and protect are seen as enemies. Teachers who sacrifice time, energy, and even incomes to inspire are engaged more as wardens than educators. But that is the empire we are building each day withContinue reading “Pebbles and Paths”

Healthy Vision

“Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!” Thanks Megan Filston Johnson forContinue reading “Healthy Vision”

Lessons From Glass #2–Weak Spots

Everyone thinks I am a strong person. I am in most ways, except one: living in chaos. I am great with chaos, as long as I get to sort, order, and put things away into neat and tidy places of my own choosing. But when the chaos cannot be categorized, analyzed, and put into orderedContinue reading “Lessons From Glass #2–Weak Spots”