This journey we’re on
Looking at the many intersections in life and questions we face along the way.
Life, faith, stuff
LIFE. Each of our lives is a hero’s journey. We may not feel like it a lot of the time. Sometimes we forget what the quest is about. But we’re here, on Earth, on this journey.
FAITH. We are born with a hole — something missing. Then we spend much of our lives trying to fill that hole. Faith is essential in that process. Faith is the stepping out of where I know I am to place confidence in something I haven’t seen or tested yet. If we didn’t have faith, we’d never take risks.
STUFF. On life’s journey, we carry around stuff. Some of it is helpful, some of it holds us back. Some of it we hang on to because we don’t know how to put it aside.
THE INTERSECTIONS OF LIFE. The forks in the road where things get interesting and choices are made. Mostly small choices. Seemingly inconsequential. Until we one day realize that together all those little choices formed the fabric and pattern of our lives. Then we see that they made all the difference. It is here we see what we are made of or yet capable of becoming.
Snow geese and sun dogs
Usually driving from Little Rock to Memphis is rather mundane. Not so this day. Fields covered in white birds. 3 suns in the sky. Was it an omen?
A cemetery in Paris
Carensa would so have liked to catch up with Veronica one more time. Maybe then she would have been able to break through and make some difference in her life.
On the wrong train
The long high speed train was at the platform. I found a perfect seat. Then doubt set in. Was it really going where I wanted to go? I started to think I was on the wrong train. That was about to leave.
The one with interpretation
Every word we say, every action we take — they’re observed by others around us.
Then interpreted for meaning. But be careful …
Movies in mid-winter
Blink and be totally lost in this financial shell game. When life falls apart, is there a 2nd act? Faced with a great wrong, what can one person do? A journey out of this world. Mind over matter is just a saying, or?
Summer, summer, summer
Summer: Warmer temperatures, longer days, seagulls crying, the smell of wood tar, watermelon, barbecue. Canoe camping by water’s edge with a little night fishing. reading on the deck and so much more …
I write a journal — I admit it
Science tells us that we remember things better when we write them down. In that sense, journaling helps anchor the events of the day in our minds.