Behavior and Faith

There’s a word for someone who claims to be a Christian but who hurts others on purpose and then acts like things will be ok. There’s a word for someone who claims to be a Christian but who hurts others and then says they are praying for them. There’s a word for someone who claims…

Balance

I learned a new word recently: Koyaanisqatsi. It's pronounced coy-e-on-e-skat-see and it's a Hopi word that means out of balance. When you really boil it down the word Hopi stands for peace, and the Hopi are known as the peaceful people. Long before the first Europeans landed on our shores and became Americans, and long…

One Corner Piece

  Regret and Accountable. These two words have been running around in my head for months. Some days they are louder than others, but their noise is an almost constant hum in the background of my life. I didn't behave inappropriately with someone else, I didn't and don't hide from all the people who might…

What is Winning?

  You win. #winning. Win-Win. What does it mean to win? Outside of sports, where there are clearly defined rules and generally a person or team has a better score, what does it mean to win? Search Twitter for #winning and you’ll quickly see that winning is political and we have redefined it as proving…

We can’t we be strong sooner?

On my way to pick up the girls after work yesterday, twice I waited through stop light cycles as emergency vehicles went flying by. The first I ignored. The second made me pause. Two so close together? Something is really wrong. I was sitting at the light just next to The Farmers Market and my…

Lessons While We Wait

  I witnessed a hit and run last week. In a span of about 40 minutes, I saw slices of the worst of humanity and the best of humanity. The worst was an angry young man, screaming and cursing at the man whose car he hit. The best was a soft spoken older man, determined…

Thoughts Throughout a Day

...in no particular order, all over the place just like my brain this week. An apology without change is just manipulation. (credit: unknown Pinterest person) Some people are more worried about what others think of them, how they are perceived by others, than they are about what kind of people they actually are. These people…

Oh Good Lord

I sat with my Mom at lunch today and thought OH GOOD LORD over and over and over again. It's Mother's Day and I wanted us to have a nice lunch with good conversation and then all these things - MomLife - kept happening. The wait time was going to be 45 minutes, someone didn't…

There Is Only One Me

There is only one me. I say it all the time in my head when there’s just too much. I occasionally say it out loud when multiple people are talking to me at the same time. There is only one me. I can only be in one meeting at a time, in one place at…

It Is Well

The Emergency Broadcasting System alarm message is the absolute last thing you want to hear when you’re on a long drive with two children, and one of them has just asked to stop somewhere because she has to go to the bathroom. Tornado warning. Tornado immediately takes my mind down a path of images of…