5 Ways the Cross Reveals Everything We Need to Know About Life and Death

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

“Scars” are Beautiful: We are Wounded & Resurrected at the Same Time

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

Meditation on Breathing Divinity, Seeing Beauty, Feeling Kindness, and Being Love

I frequently shake my head in disbelief at how kind and caring my daughter is.  When I was 14 my world revolved around sports, fun with friends, school, and girls.  The loving kindness Lara shows toward everyone wasn't even on my radar until well into my adulthood!  Why?  How did she blossom so quickly?  Like … Continue reading Meditation on Breathing Divinity, Seeing Beauty, Feeling Kindness, and Being Love

The Soul Felt Its Worth

Sometime after Thanksgiving I noticed an unsettledness in my spirit, disquiet in my soul, angst in my mind, and ache in my heart. Interestingly, other people have shared they’re feeling similar things.  With winter coming and the season of death approaching, I wonder if we’re experiencing a communal longing.  Could it be that regardless of our … Continue reading The Soul Felt Its Worth

Meditation on Thinking Less to Be More

I don't know about you, but it seems the older I get, the less I KNOW.  I used to be quite certain about lots of things, and while it's still easy for me to cling to the safety of being SURE, I'm finding freedom in holding things more loosely.  I say that as a backdrop … Continue reading Meditation on Thinking Less to Be More

Meditation on Transforming Our Suffering: Becoming Better Instead of Bitter

LIFE IS HARD.  I think we all realize this sooner or later with death, abuse, loss, unemployment, miscarriage, severe illness, addiction, and so on.  On this topic, author and spiritual sage Richard Rohr observes: "The Buddha said again and again, 'I teach only suffering and the transformation of suffering.'  As I often say: If you do not transform … Continue reading Meditation on Transforming Our Suffering: Becoming Better Instead of Bitter

The Gospel in Star Wars: While Negativity is Quick, Easy, and Normal, We Can Always Choose the Joy of Positivity

I love Christmas and the holiday season around it. We had an especially sweet and fun series of celebrations in my family in December. That said, I definitely had moments I regretted: Not helping as much as I’d like with dishes, an ill-placed word to my wife, moments of being disconnected from the family and … Continue reading The Gospel in Star Wars: While Negativity is Quick, Easy, and Normal, We Can Always Choose the Joy of Positivity

Meditation on Remembering Life isn’t About Getting and Winning, It’s About Connection and Loving

My birthday was last week and I find myself in a really full and satisfied season of life.  Loving the Seahawks and believing they can still do great things this season, on Sunday I thought of posting on Facebook: "All I want for my birthday is the Hawks to win today and win the Super … Continue reading Meditation on Remembering Life isn’t About Getting and Winning, It’s About Connection and Loving

Midlife “Crises” are Normal and Should be a BLESSING Instead of a Crisis

Your life isn’t about you, you are about life. - Richard Rohr   When I say “midlife crisis”, what comes to mind? I’m willing to bet it’s not positive. YET, what if midlife crises could be positive? In fact, what if they even should be a BLESSING? As many of my friends and I enter … Continue reading Midlife “Crises” are Normal and Should be a BLESSING Instead of a Crisis

I Wish I’d Learned How to Pray Like This Sooner: A Way to Pray that Transforms Us

Doesn’t it seem like as we age (I think I’m going to go with “age” instead of “get older” because good wine gets better with age, whereas old is just … um … OLD, but I digress 🙂 Doesn’t it seem like as we age, there are more and more bits of wisdom and goodness … Continue reading I Wish I’d Learned How to Pray Like This Sooner: A Way to Pray that Transforms Us