I love the Christmas season. I love the smell of pine, the chill in the air, the good food, the merry gatherings, and the music all around. The songs range from reindeer on the rooftops to declarations of the glory of God, and in that space, there is a story. Whether we long for Santa … Continue reading Hope
“You Change Your Valley Into A Peak When You Find And Use The Good That Is Hidden In The Bad Time.” - Spencer Johnson The following post has been written over the course of the past week, and is a journey through understanding and responding to sadness. It transforms and grows as you read through … Continue reading The Upside of Being Down
Today's post is an interview with my long time friend Matt Jo Diaz, author of The Last Day of Regret blog and soon to be book. Thoughtful, compassionate, passionate, driven, and wise are words that I would use to describe him; we have had big laughs, deep talks, and life forming experiences together. His joy is contagious, … Continue reading Blog Swap with The Last Day of Regret
Last night was a good night for stargazing. Piercing through the ebony background, the stars seemed to appear before my eyes. I just stood there for a while soaking in the grandness of it all, wondering how many people I was sharing that piece of sky with? How many people were at that moment looking … Continue reading Lessons from the stars: Comfort and the Necessary
I had to take a moment to step outside and take a few breaths tonight. Something about the dark sky and bright stars brings me calm, and I needed to be calmed ; though I could not quite figure out why. There has been a lot going on the past few days, but it was … Continue reading Obligation to Opportunity
Once again, I learn from failure.
Two weeks ago, I was about 6 miles into a 20 mile trail run; and I came across this sign: Healing in progress, stay on designated trails. Wow, did that statement ever hit home. I had been stressed out lately trying to balance life, while pushing towards goal completion. Work demanded a lot from me, … Continue reading Healing in progress
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." - Marcus Tullius Cicero I was listening to some Harry Belafonte the other day, and this silly song came on about an ugly dad whose kids are ashamed of him because he is ugly (Mamma Look a Boo Boo); and I started … Continue reading Of Death and Life