I choose big mountains to climb. It’s almost as if I can’t help it; it’s a part of me being me. But I don’t always know in advance how huge the mountain is. Often I’m just scrambling up a path towards something I’m sure is easy and small. Continue reading
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Prompted by the writings of Ann Voskamp, I was on the alert to look for a gift having to do with water. Not so long into the day I was playing around with a sprinkler head, adjusting it, trying to get the water to go where I wanted it to go. After testing the sprinkler, I turned it off.
And then I saw it. Continue reading
What are the three most important words I’ve ever heard in my life? I love you? Nope. I’ll give you a hint. Jesus spoke them on the cross just moments before he died. Here’s another hint. These words changed me when I finally started taking them seriously. I went from a life abiding in shame and guilt and pain to a life abiding in love. Ready for the answer? Continue reading
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“I see you.” That is how love and intimacy are expressed among the aliens in the movie Avatar. I. SEE. YOU. It doesn’t matter that the female on the receiving end of this sentiment is blue, gigantic and strange looking. When she hears this from her beloved, we all see her beauty shine forth.
Although I love the movie Avatar, my favorite, “I see you,” scene was written about 2000 years ago, way before James Cameron ever thought of writing that line into his script. The scene is found in the bible (John 4) and it happens here on earth, with a guy named Jesus, in a land called Judea and it’s a true story. Continue reading
On Sundays, instead of going to church, I meet with two deep friends. Our goal is to grow our souls in all the good things God has for us. We believe this growth leads to transformed lives – our own and then hopefully, the lives that we reach out to.
We share a meal. We pray. We sing and cry. We laugh a LOT. AND we spend quite a bit of time… dreaming! Continue reading