God…Out of the Box

God is the Ultimate Paradox and the embodiment of tension.  He is fully knowable, and yet beyond our comprehension.  We are designed by God to know and connect with Him. While our language may fail to describe or name God, our soul leaps, our mind is stirred and our spirit recognizes God's very presence and guidance. All of creation expresses God, but like a single piccolo attempting to … [Read more...]

Imagining God

I catch the glimmer in his eye as he beckons me closer.  A smile spreads across his face as I take a step, first one, then another, and draw near.  For a moment I pause, questioning where we are going and even where we exactly are.  The landscape is daunting, unfamiliar and challenging.  "Come," he motions, sweeping his arm in the direction of an ill-defined trail winding itself up an … [Read more...]

Today I Said Goodbye

Today I said goodbye.Goodbye to a dream to which the Lord led me.Goodbye to the hopes of being a world changer.Goodbye to stubborn insistence that love is enough.Today I said goodbye.Goodbye to prideful refusal to ask for help.Goodbye to long-term denial that something needed to change.Goodbye to felt pressure to be a poster child for a cause.Today I said goodbye.  Tomorrow I … [Read more...]

Groundhog Day or Daily Do-Over?

Thursday was Groundhog's Day.  And unless you're caught in the same trap that weatherman Bill Connors found himself in the popular '93 movie "Groundhog Day", you woke up this morning to a new day.  According to the premise of the comedic movie, Bill was stuck reliving the same day over, and over, and over, and over again, until he got it "right". Such an idea makes for a funny … [Read more...]

Life lessons from overtime, extra innings and five-hour-53-minute matches

News of the record-breaking five-hour-53-minute Australian Open final match greeted me this morning as I checked email.  I still can't wrap my mind around such an intense competition lasting that long.  Can you even imagine? The marathon showdown delighted fans around the world, and rightfully earned descriptors such as "amazing" and "incredible".  But tennis isn't the only place we … [Read more...]