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.
When in doubt, go to the library
I love libraries. Although for a long time, I didn’t even have a library card. I remedied that failing a few years ago. Fortunately for me, since I love reading and learning new things.
A whole new year with no mistakes
Early 2019. A new year, wide open. Can this be a year of opportunity? With no mistakes? What does that mean?
What is Christmas really? Endless stream of Christmas movies? Expectations about where and who to spend it with? I’m dreaming of a __________ Christmas.
I am a writer — a year and a half later
I’ve been writing this blog since summer a year ago. That’s almost a year and a half now. So I thought I’d take a quick look back.
Long timeline story
What kind of story do you like? One that plays out in a short amount of time or one that takes place over a long period of time, maybe decades?
Why we need to talk more about politics and religion — not less
A friend commented: “When I go visit relatives, we don’t talk politics. That way we can all still stay friends.” Another friend declared: “Oh, I don’t discuss my faith. That’s personal.” Silence falls.
I moved to a new country
The first time I arrived in Iowa City, Iowa, where I was moving from Sweden, I almost turned and ran. It was 2 am. I was fresh off a Greyhound bus. Right in front of me was a huge sign “Road Closed” and torn down buildings…