Details, details

How well do you pay attention to details around you?  Do you consider yourself a highly observant person?  Here's a little test to see just how observant you really are: How well did you do?  Were you surprised by the results?  If you're like most people, you didn't score well on that "Awareness Test".  Your results are caused by something called inattentional blindness.  Take a look … [Read more...]

Taking a test

All throughout school, teachers always said tests were to assess what you knew and what you had learned.  Occasionally teachers also considered tests to be an assessment of how well they had taught.  But an interesting thing I've found with some tests I've been taking lately is that tests can also tell us what we don't know.... As I type this post tonight, it is from a hotel room in … [Read more...]

Are you dreaming?

One of the most delightful ways I can spend a few minutes is to sit quietly and unnoticed and listen in on the conversations of my younger children.  It may be between Josiah and Kia, our two five-year old boys that are just six weeks apart.  Or it could be between our five girls, Anabella, Viergine, Lillia, Florencia and Olesya, that are all within just 30 months of each other. It … [Read more...]

Where there is no vision

...the people perish. (Prov 29:18a) One of the final projects I've been working on this week for seminary is writing my personal mission and vision statements.  It's been a challenging, fun exercise to imagine and articulate the direction my life is taking.  Where do I see myself in five years?  What am I doing?  What have I done?  At the end of my life, what do I want to have … [Read more...]