You Have Permission

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you don't know how to act?  One of the blessings of marrying Lisa was gaining three adult "kids" and seven grandchildren.  The weird part, though, is having only been in their lives for a few years, we don't have a dad or granddad type of relationship, … Continue reading You Have Permission

The Day I Died: Why Falling 30 Feet Off a Cliff Headfirst Became a Beautiful Thing

Ten years ago today I should have died.  In a freak family hiking accident, I slipped, slid, and plummeted THIRTY FEET headfirst off a cliff onto a boulder.  In reflecting on this traumatic event, I can truthfully say this horror has been transformed into one of the best things that ever happened to me.  It … Continue reading The Day I Died: Why Falling 30 Feet Off a Cliff Headfirst Became a Beautiful Thing

Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

Have you ever wanted to die?  I distinctly remember sitting on a plane preparing for landing, when it hit a patch of turbulence that jerked us so violently it seemed we would crash.  As the other passengers' faces turned to horror with loud gasps and cries, all I could think was: "Yes! Thank God I'm … Continue reading Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

The Importance of Focusing Less on Doing and More on Being: Meeting Your True Self and the Bliss, Peace, and Love it Brings in All Situations

“I wonder if a BIG goal of living is to more and more not know where “I” stop and “God” begins?  To increasingly find indistinguishable where “I” end and “you” begin?  The older and hopefully wiser I get, the more I sense this is True.” - A thought I had while running the other day. … Continue reading The Importance of Focusing Less on Doing and More on Being: Meeting Your True Self and the Bliss, Peace, and Love it Brings in All Situations