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.
Potter is not selling — he’s buying
The Bailey Building & Loan. Crammed with investors who want their money. Now. Because it’s a run on the bank. George Bailey trying to calm them down.
What does that have to do with the Coronavirus?
The little red-haired girl and the magical island
A harbor, cranes, warehouses, industries. Now Peter was back here, to repair a ship unloader.
Across the shipping channel was an island. And memories of a magical summer long ago.
I wanted to build a house
Growing up, I wanted to build a house. Not just the requisite tree house or small play shed. But a real house to live in.
I have no idea where the idea came from.
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.
When not doing anything ends up costing a lot of money, time and trouble
The van was almost new when we got it. Years later it wasn’t running so well at all. So would we pay for more repairs or replace it?
I am a writer
So many people I meet mention that they want to write a book. Maybe even vaguely dream of being discovered as the next F. Scott Fitzgerald or Hemingway or Stephen King.