One of my tasks in our faith community as a pastor and friend has been to help people move out of fear into a life of faith. More often than not, as I begin talking about the possibilities of...

On Your Feet

Regardless of what we think, how we feel, or where we are when nothing seems to go right . . . life . . . is to be lived with gratitude. When we understand giving thanks is not to be...

Where Am I?

I had one of those days . . . a catch up day . . .  to figure out where I am with things and what needs to be done. It’s one of my rituals, imperative to live the...

On Our Way

The pace is relentless at times. It requires intention to stop and know our “why” of living to experience the joy of the miracle of life each day. Miracles are to be experienced and remembered. Miracles give hope in the...
There's places to go, people to impact, and an ongoing to-do list. We live in an era  of packed schedules, unrealistic commitments, failing relationships, upside-down finances, and impaired health. No wonder it's easy to be overwhelmed and overdone, feeling...

Hard Places

I walked by a woman I barely knew. She grabbed my arm, desperate for help, needing to be heard. She told her story of mounting bills, unemployment, the pain of a child with a drug addiction and her brother...

The Red Box

When we do something for someone else . . . when we live to serve others . . . we live in a blessed state, which is the best life.  When you get down to it ....
I directed a conference called Oasis for almost a decade.  My life ended up being all about Oasis for one month out of the year, it was time-consuming and overwhelming.  More often than not,  I would go see my...
At one point or another loss in life is inevitable. Loss often engulfs everything.  One of the gifts of loss is one another. There's something so amazing when people will stop and come alongside to walk us through the valley...
Our passion and drive increases when we do what we are born to do.  The thing is . . . it takes courage and risk . . . to own what is ours to do.   It's amazing to...