Increasing Our Heart Capacity

When I was buying a car battery at Walmart, I asked another man buying batteries for some advice, as he seemed knowledgeable. He told me about his home solar system that generates enough power to run most of the lights in his house. However, it lacked the storage capacity it needed to carry him through… Continue reading Increasing Our Heart Capacity

The Family Table

Research has shown that time spent together around the table is time well spent.  I would agree.  Although Bob and I are empty nesters today, we continue to have our supper meals together at our kitchen table, just like we did when our daughters were at home.  No TV trays for us, while we watch… Continue reading The Family Table

Destiny Delayed

The summer storm fills the night air with a the rare freshness of much needed moisture. Rain falls across the windshield as we pull into the short term lot near the arrivals area our missionary friends will walk into.  We quickly scoot into the terminal and up to the arrivals board to check on the flight.  … Continue reading Destiny Delayed

Secret Service

The last child jumped out of the van and ran to the door while I waited to make sure their mom was home. Safe inside, I turned the old Chevy out of the alley and toward the church, thankful for some quiet.  The newer radio is playing some Hip Hop, with it’s red and blue… Continue reading Secret Service

The Pilgrim’s Way: Enjoying Today

Anthony DeMello tells the story of Brother Bruno, who was trying to pray one evening when a bullfrog disturbed his prayers. No matter how hard he tried to ignore the loud frog, he found himself distracted and unable to concentrate.  Finally, in frustration he shouted at the frog to stop singing and he returned to… Continue reading The Pilgrim’s Way: Enjoying Today

Fusion

I was captivated as I stood at the altar with my nephew and his new bride.   They gazed intently into each other’s eyes as though they could hear or see nothing else.  I spoke briefly about the power of oneness called fusion. Fusion in physics is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei join together, or… Continue reading Fusion

An Inconvenient Christmas

Christmas is not found in the in a post card Winter Wonderland world we imagine. Rather, it is discovered in the messy life of our unfinished tasks and unfulfilled longings. God’s comfort, however, comes when we welcome Him into the fragmented parts of our lives, not just the parts we have all together. Mary welcomed… Continue reading An Inconvenient Christmas

2012 Mistique

2012 will be remembered as the winter solstice with its ‘end of the world’ forecasts and ‘dawn of a new age’ predictions. Which will it be? The mystique around 12/21/12 is centred around a combination of the Mayan calendar ending its 5125 year cycle, and the sun being aligned with the center of the Milky… Continue reading 2012 Mistique

Going Somewhere

I love the scene from Forrest Gump where he decides to start running one day as therapy to deal with the disappointment of Jenny moving out.  Soon, however, he has this following of people running nowhere with him.  Then there’s the scene where after three years, he just stops and says, “I’m going home.”  All those would… Continue reading Going Somewhere

More Than a Rule Maker

The older I get the more I hate rules.   They are made out of a necessity to control.  For instance, it’s the overeater like me who needs dietary restrictions. It’s also the unruly child or unruly class who needs rules to govern them.  Then when rules are made, they have to be enforced, and consequences… Continue reading More Than a Rule Maker