The Find

The Find What if the whole of life is actually one big scavenger hunt? Imagine it! I’ve been amazed at all the searching and finding one must do in this life. When you think about it, our God IS a mysterious god? Let’s just consider the very language of the scriptures and see there  the pattern that causes us to realize this is true? Let’s see…I will just start with the basics. Seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. Search for wisdom as though…

Commonplace & Miraculous

As Senator Blunt spoke the words, “commonplace and miraculous,” yesterday in his opening remarks for the presidential inauguration,  I was drawn to the birth of Christ and to His entire ministry and representations of God for us. I was reminded that we ought to be encouraged ( those of us who are commonplace who call on the name of Christ) for Jesus, time and time again, reaches from the commonplace and makes it miraculous. It made me consider how much striving for bigger and better and best we do creating…

Assuming Corpse Pose

Yoga is different than any other thing I have ever done.  It requires me to zero in on just the thing I am there to do- nothing else can distract. It starts by making us leave our worldly distractions at the door-phone, purse, everything else we brought in with us stays in the locker room, and we are only allowed to bring in what’s necessary for the class: our towel, mat, & water bottle. We even shed our shoes! Barefoot! One of my fave new things in life is to…

Big Deep Breaths

Big Deep Breaths I can’t remember life before I had to take them all the time. Trying to get to the top of a breath throughout the day is such an interruption in productivity. Something so innate and thoughtless becomes a necessary focus and all of a sudden priorities get pushed aside for breathing. I actually have to stop whatever I am doing and focus on trying to breathe. I hate it. But, it reminds me that I am not in control, and there are certain times in life when…

Not One Righteous…The Call to Remain

Why do we ever think that anyone is truly above reproach in all things? Ecclesiastes 7:20 says “Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.” I have been amazed through the years as a principal of the parent who will claim that their child is not capable of lying or hitting or of dropping the “F” bomb in a heated moment. Not one righteous means… NOT ONE! We all have intense fears of being found out, of others knowing…

Kicking and Screaming

Kicking and Screaming is one of my all-time fave movies, starring Will Ferrell on a quest to find his own identity apart from the expectations he has always felt from his dad. He has to deal with quite the load of emotions throughout the movie such as jealousy, embarrassment, competition and failure! If you watch it and take it at face value, you might think it just a silly little comedy with the usual inappropriate language (albeit hilariously close-to-home) that keeps you laughing! However, it is actually one of Ferrell’s most…