Minimalism, the Power of the Pause, and Wholehearted Living

Cheers to you! I struggle with making time to pause, rest, and slow down.  Can you relate?  Aside from the volume of things that have to be done and what I “think” I have to do, there's SO many people, places, and experiences I want to enjoy.  It's super easy for the suitcase of Lisa … Continue reading Minimalism, the Power of the Pause, and Wholehearted Living

Why Pray? Relationship.

Do you pray?  Why?  I’ve been Christian my whole life and grew up with a good bit of obligation, “should”, and “ought to” when it came to my faith, so for a good bit of time I prayed because I was supposed to.  God expected us to pray, so I did.  Yet, it was often … Continue reading Why Pray? Relationship.

Meditation on “Believing” in Santa Claus: Seeing and Living Thru the Eyes of Imagination

I don't remember ever believing in Santa Claus, so, after I had a daughter it didn't occur to me to make him a part of her Christmas.  Yet, way back when she was still only four, we did Christmas morning with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews.  Blessedly, they were all about the Claus magic, meaning … Continue reading Meditation on “Believing” in Santa Claus: Seeing and Living Thru the Eyes of Imagination

Meditation on Seeing the “Solar Eclipses” Around Us ALL the Time: Living With/From Awe

That solar eclipse was a pretty crazy and awe inspiring thing, don't you think? The crossing of two celestial orbs brought dips in temperature, stillness in nature, and a sense of wonder to many people. Do you want to know a secret though? I'm convinced "eclipses" are present for you and I ALL the time. … Continue reading Meditation on Seeing the “Solar Eclipses” Around Us ALL the Time: Living With/From Awe

Meditation on Embracing Your Twelve Year Old Self

I heard a short tale I'd like to recount to you today.  A preacher I listen to related how a Jewish friend's  grandma had just died, so he was telling Judah about this pillar of his family.  She'd survived the Holocaust, lived a long and fruitful life, was full of wisdom, and was the matriarch … Continue reading Meditation on Embracing Your Twelve Year Old Self