Action First: A Meditation On All The Things

It's Friday night. I can hear the frogs and the crickets, and the light brush of the wind against the lush of leaves. My neighbors are outside, making talk, animated and possibly tipped with beer. The frogs sound like my neighbors, each impassionately answering the other. It makes me smile. I'd forgotten how much I … Continue reading Action First: A Meditation On All The Things

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I Need Jesus

I need Jesus before . . . My feet hit the floor I reach for my coffee I reach for my kids I talk to my husband I need Jesus before I say a word ~ I need Jesus before I . . . Make the decision Make the phone call Try to forgive Try … Continue reading I Need Jesus

What Will You Bring?

It doesn't take much to make a difference. To show up, to smile, to ask a question, to look them in the eye. No, it doesn't take much. The cost is little. The experience is priceless. Bringing light into a world of darkness, well, it only takes one tiny, seemingly insignificant candle to change a room. … Continue reading What Will You Bring?

This is Not Life or Death: The Power of Releasing the Pressure

I remember the first time this really struck me. We were one signature away from a cell phone contract. Pen poised, I stopped my husband's hand. "I don't like this. Something doesn't feel right." "What's up?' "I don't know. I just don't feel right about this." "We don't have to do it then." "No, we don't."  … Continue reading This is Not Life or Death: The Power of Releasing the Pressure

The Clock Is Not What Matters

The New Year is here. It always makes me laugh when I see 12:13 on the clock face. 12:00 seemed so important, so full of hope and possibility until, thirteen minutes into the game, things have already started to lose their luster. Suddenly the new year doesn't seem that new and I go back to my life … Continue reading The Clock Is Not What Matters