Vulnerability is not a character flaw. It means accepting and loving who we truly are, sins and all. It is birthed in the grace of God, not shame.
I have read and reread Kathleen Dowling Singh’s book, The Grace in Aging. She encourages us in our later years to do a life review. She poses this question for us to consider: “What do I need to clear up or let go of to be more peaceful?” So, I try to sit quietly with … Continue reading You are a NEW Creation in Christ
This song has made me laugh for years: I Will Survive Watch it, it's very short. Then come back! Are you laughing? Come on. That was funny! Now wipe that frown off your face and let’s get to the funny business because we just take life way too serious. Do you think that God doesn’t have a … Continue reading Let us be Silly!
Here’s a challenge: How about some honest soul-searching? Come on – stay with me – it’ll be fun! Okay, it probably won’t be fun if you actually are honest. But let’s give it a go. I’ll start. Most of my life I have not allowed myself to admit that I screw-up. I make instant judgments … Continue reading Believe You Are Enough
(Originally posted 6/30/14) My oldest son and daughter-in-law have an eight-month-old baby, their first. On a recent visit, my daughter-in-law asked me what I thought was important to teach their daughter. I threw out some thoughts, but, several weeks later, I am still thinking about that question. I made a LOT of mistakes parenting my … Continue reading I Want a Do-Over…I Think…Maybe not
(Originally posted 5/15/2012 ) “Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do” Gian Carlo Menotti In January of 1994 my mother died of heart disease. … Continue reading Hell Begins…
God has done some remarkable things in my life considering my incessant resistance to the death of my own will
Jesus called twelve misfits to join him in his ministry. They dropped everything to follow him. All along the way their imperfections were screaming, “Loser”! Jesus knew they were all a piece of work. He could have complained to God like Moses did, “Oh, Father, far be it for me to question your judgment, but … Continue reading Glorious Imperfection