15 minutes is nothing . . . or everything
Sometime around 4:00 am I woke up and realized I hadn’t heard my opportunity clock that goes off at 3:43. Oh no. 15 minutes of my morning routine lost! And I can’t get it back. But it’s only 15 minutes … that made me think about what can happen in 15 minutes. I live in … Read more
Wake up! You need this relationship.
How do you wake up in the morning? OK. OK. I get that. You wake up breathing. That’s good. Keep doing that. But really how do you wake up? To an alarm? To music? To someone shaking you back to consciousness? Does a song ever wake you up? This morning I heard someone singing, “I … Read more
“Be still my soul, the Lord is on your side” … “In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus.” Hovering between sleep and the first dawn of day, those songs made paths through my memory. To understand, you need the backstory. I don’t drive very often, and never when there’s a hint of poor … Read more
Sunday … a day off – or is it?
I’m going to shock you. Sometimes I don’t like Sunday. There! I said it! The 6 days before Sunday and the 6 days following Sunday are so busy, I want Sunday to be not busy, not scheduled, not just one more must-do-or-else. I thought Sunday was to be a day of rest. I don’t want … Read more
How often do you think about options? Last week I was at an event where there were tables of snack food, so many options. I was looking at my messy calendar and trying to schedule a real meeting with a friend and thought – options. I was spending an evening at home and decided to … Read more
Happy Anniversary from WordPress
A day or so ago, I got an email from WordPress congratulating me on my anniversary. It took me a moment to figure out what they were telling me. I guess they keep track of when I published my first post. Happy three year anniversary to me. If you’re interested in what I had to … Read more
Who's your hero?
I’ve been working on a training course that helps students of an organization develop their personal mission statement. Naturally, as I work, I’m also researching and learning. One of the suggestions for designing your own vision is to think of people who have had a positive impact on your life. Interesting concept and certainly an … Read more
How many words does it take to make a point? Chances are by the time you’ve reached this point in your day, you’ve already been told what to expect from the weather. “Wear your jacket, take your umbrella, and you might need your sunglasses at times.” The newscaster revealed all that happened through the night, … Read more
Talk, Text or Type
It takes a village … do you remember that platitude from the past? It grew to broad popularity then melted into obsolescence like ice cubes on a sizzling hot sidewalk. (do you feel warmer now) This morning I looked up ‘thanks’ in a concordance and started reading scripture that revealed a true spirit of thankfulness. … Read more