Archives for February 2012

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...]

Secrets of the Super Bowl

This post was originally published on February 2, 2011 (hence the Super Bowl XLV logo!).  I am re-publishing it today as we prepare for Super Bowl 2012.   Also, visit Sojourners for an excellent article, "Super Bowl XLVI: Real Battles off the Field." Super Bowl weekend is quickly upon us.  Parties are being planned.  Snacks and drinks are being bought.  And the anticipation … [Read more...]

Wrestling between Responsibility and Recreation

Saturday began with the same wrestling match that challenges me every weekend.  The I've-been-home-all-week-me lobbied quite convincingly that the day should be filled with going and doing something.  It didn't really matter what, but the something was to be out of the house, preferably out of town, and having nothing to do with seminary homework, homeschooling, mom duties or pastoral … [Read more...]