Category: Life

a prayer for lent

Lord, Thank you for all the amazing ways we’ve grown this past year. For the ways You’ve changed us, drawn us nearer to You, opened our eyes and given us strength. I pray that as we go into this time of Lent we would empty ourselves before You. Speak to our hearts and reveal the […]

February 20, 2010 | Posted in faith
mind games of change

mind games of change

After I posted my entry on making 86 worth getting to I was asked by a friend about the process of change; about my experience when I came to the realization that I needed to change today in order to effect a healthier tomorrow. Because we always encounter resistance when we try to effect change […]

January 4, 2010 | Posted in Life
another mad season

another mad season

I’ve been learning new things about transformation and change. In order to do that you kind of have to be in the midst of it. First of all, I think there’s a difference between the two. Change is more practical. I lost weight. That was change. Transformation is deeper. It’s the choices you make and […]

November 25, 2009 | Posted in Life
making 86 worth getting to

making 86 worth getting to

My grandmother turned 86 last month. She told me that if you’ve lived as wonderful a life as she has, both the good and the bad, then 86 is worth getting to. The thing I’ve learned over the past few years is that who I am at 60 is determined by the choices I make […]

November 19, 2009 | Posted in Life
blue skies

blue skies

I don’t like the LA sky. You know those moments when you’re walking or driving and the air is just the precise shade of warm and the right song comes on and suddenly everything is wonderful. I usually look up at the sky to see that the world is so much bigger than me… In […]

October 8, 2009 | Posted in Life

living in possibility

I totally stole this from here. But I wanted to have it around to remember. And it sounds like me, right?! There are crucial differences between living out of possibility versus probability. Living from probability takes place when you look at what you are capable of and what you have done in the past. From […]

July 3, 2009 | Posted in Life

Good Friday

I appreciate when Good Friday is overcast. It seems appropriate. I know, this isn’t the actual day that Jesus died. But I suspect the Earth knows the right day; that it bears a scar the way you can see a storm in the rings of a tree, even if humanity has lost track. So today, […]

April 10, 2009 | Posted in faith, Life
Purchasing Identity

Purchasing Identity

I read an article in Details 2 years ago (Dec 2006) and I thought it was interesting at the time; a thought provoking reflection of an influential though often overlooked generation. But rather than simply reposting it (since I can’t find it on Details which is usually really good about posting their articles) I’ve taken […]

December 16, 2008 | Posted in Life

Memorial Day 2008

A few moments ago, I placed a wreath upon the tomb of three brave American[s] who gave their lives in service to our nation. The names of these honored are known only to the Creator who delivered them home from the anguish of war — but their valor is known to us all. It’s the […]

May 26, 2008 | Posted in Life

finding hope in drama

We are all, everyone one of us making history now. The time for sitting on the fence is over. The time for greatness is now. Each of you has a role to play, your only choice is whether you accept it or have it thrust upon you… I know it’s tempting to think that we […]

June 17, 2007 | Posted in Life