When God Speaks

A few years ago, I went to a training program called Driven For Life. I had spent the previous 10 years working in ministry and made the difficult decision to go back into the “real” world, the secular world. I’ve never really thought about it before now but it’s interesting that the secular world was…

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God is God…

Some days we just need to remember that God is God, and we’re not. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9 A…

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It’s a Slippery Slope

Last month, I spent 5 days in Maui, Hawaii. I started this blog while sitting on a beach in Kihei watching the waves roll in.  There was a bit of rain making the water shimmer with light and appear iridescent. While the others snorkeled, I was all set to work on client projects, fulfilling a…

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Swimming with Turtles

We paddled out about ¼ mile off the Maui shore. We “anchored” so to speak and the other 5 kayakers started putting on their snorkeling gear. I sat there breathing deep feeling some trepidation that I’d be forced to join in and get in the crystal-clear ocean. And once in, they seriously expected me to…

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Sunsets, Barney and Snicker Bars

January 27, 2017. My mother would be 84 today.  She died when she was 62.  I often think, she was just done.  She seemed a bit tired of living. Just before she died, she decided to quit radiation for her brain tumor. Chemo never was an option and the radiation was purely to extend her…

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Run to the Roar

It is said, “When we lack the guts to go after our God-sized dreams, we rob God of the glory He deserves. Twice in the past few months, I’ve hear the story of running to the roar. Not sure I’ve heard this before, or maybe it just has a new significance. The story takes place…

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From Darkness to Light

Over the years I have suffered on and off with depression.  There are/were times it became overwhelming and times it was present, but manageable.  Often I can feel it coming on … sort of a spiraling down effect. If I can recognize it before I get too close to the symbolic drain, I can catch…

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