What would the world look like if we switched from finger-pointing and fighting to forgiving? What would change in your life? Honestly, many of the most debilitating and painful moments in my life came when I didn’t forgive someone (or myself), or when I authentically asked for, yet didn’t receive it. Desmond Tutu titled a book No … Continue reading From Finger-Pointing and Fighting to Forgiving
What does the cross and Easter mean to you? There are SO many theories and such a variety of beliefs, it's almost as if the cross's impact is too poignant and powerful for words! In this year of seeing things clearly (2020), I'm choosing to meditate on and be enlivened by three main meanings Jesus gave it, … Continue reading Freedom, Celebration, and Unity: The Meaning of the Cross
Hello beautiful beings! I hope you’re having a fabulous day. While I was out for a run and listening to a podcast the other day, in a sermon I heard Greg Boyd say: Everything you need to know about life, others, yourself, and God is revealed by Jesus on the cross. This rang True to … Continue reading 5 Ways the Cross Reveals Everything We Need to Know About Life and Death
If scars were championships, I’d have Michael Jordan and Tom Brady beat! I’ve got the trach dent, a crooked eye, a bunch of marks from tubes to drain infected lungs, multiple stomach tube scars, a wrist with scaffolding, and all sorts of “interesting” stories on my face. And those are just my PHYSICAL scars! I … Continue reading “Scars” are Beautiful: We are Wounded & Resurrected at the Same Time
Over Easter weekend, my wife and I got to attend Olya's Nectar Flow yoga practice, a delicious class we adore. Toward the end she had us stretch our shoulders with our arms overhead in a Y and a strap pulled taut between our hands. Being who I am, this reminded me of Jesus hanging and … Continue reading Love = Shifting From “Me” to “We”
Have you ever had news that was SO exciting and AMAZING that you couldn’t wait to share it with others? That’s how I feel about the Eastern Orthodox Church’s take on Easter! This is the kind of beautiful, mind-blowing Truth that has the power to change lives in the most incredible ways. Now, I don’t … Continue reading Crazy Christianity: The Life Changing Beauty of the East’s Easter
I wasted years of my life. Well, they weren’t totally wasted but they were far less than they could have been. Why? Because I lived for the goal, I longed for the achievement, and I waited for the future. While the awards and milestones are great, they are few and far between. In recent years … Continue reading Celebrate Every Day, the Beauty of Finding Fulfillment in the Journey: An Easter Reflection
You know I've never met anyone who doesn't like Jesus? I mean, wherever you fall on the religious spectrum, I think we can all agree a Being who loved and cared for others to the point of being killed for them is pretty DOPE, right? I mention this both because Christ's Love transformed my life, … Continue reading Meditation on Living Everyday Like Its a Holiday and PARTY!