Don’t quit!

When life keeps you stuck in a rut, when you can’t move forward, when you’re cramped in the inferior, when time and space get you down, do what you do best: Make it authentic Make it harmonious  Make it effective Make it logical Shift your perspective Redefine your memories  Be sensational Keep exploring Continue reading Don’t quit!

Friends let friends be themselves

I would have to say that today I’m thankful for the friends in my life who give me space to be myself. I notice that the things I’m the most insecure about in myself particularly my ability to get things done on time, is where I need someone to hold space and give grace. Being myself, in the case, would mean that when making decisions, I allow myself the slow process of filtering through my values until I know, deep in my core, what is the right thing to do. The picture I get in my mind is tracing a … Continue reading Friends let friends be themselves

Process and the Outcome

I have been making honey mead, the ancient honey wine, referenced in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein; “They sat long at the table with their wooden drinking-bowls filled with mead. The dark night came on outside.  ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ At last Gandalf pushed away his plate and jug – he had eaten two whole loaves (with masses of butter and honey and clotted cream) and drunk at least a quart of mead – and he took out his pipe. “I will answer the second question first,” he said “- but bless me! This is a splendid place for smoke rings!” There … Continue reading Process and the Outcome

Growing up

As I sit with my daughter in the coffe shop, I’m listening to all of the people sitting and reading, walking in and out with their drinks, working behind the counter and thinking “what are they letting go of today?” “Do they remember the time their mommy and daddy dropped them off on an adventure?” I wonder if they would sit and tell me the story of how they dressed themselves this morning and prepares for another adventure? This experience makes life so much deeper. I’m along for the ride.  Continue reading Growing up

Holding Space

Mostly what I’m learning about now is how to care for others. I’ve played a hospice nurse, youth pastor, space holder, daddy, and husband.But one thing I notice I can never do for myself is be there for me. I have been moving so fast through life between working, late night call outs to provide care for patients, leading ministries at churches, balancing a family and work and more often than not, dropping everything and refusing to admit that I’m: Burnt out Brain Fog Losing sleep Running in the circus ring with a lion, and if I slow down, he will consume me … Continue reading Holding Space

Mission thoughts on food

God has been saying something to me for a while regarding food, drink and thankfulness.    I have not studied the feasts at all, but I get the impression God ordered a lot of meals, I know there will be a wedding feast in heaven, the first sin was oriented around what we ate, Jesus’ first and last recorded miracle involve food (water you turned into wine) and the miraculous catch of fish and the master breakfast by the bay. Jesus used food (the passover meal) to have us remember him. The first and the last ultimate human betrayal oriented around a fruit tree in … Continue reading Mission thoughts on food