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.
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.
First day of class and I’m overwhelmed
When I was in college, the fall semester always started on a Wednesday in late August. New classes, long booklists, even longer syllabuses. Life shrinking rapidly.
Say what you mean and mean what you say
Communication can be difficult, even on a good day. Because we say ‘yes’ when we mean ‘no’ and the other way around. And sometimes, a word just doesn’t mean what you think it means.
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…
6 movies and TV-shows to entertain and intrigue
Summer is great for many things, including watching movies or TV series. Here are 6 favorites I’ve enjoyed and hope you’ll enjoy and be inspired by as well.
Reality always beats fiction
I heard that phrase a long time ago. It still holds true. Maybe why I like biographies. Because the lives of real people and how things played out is more interesting and engaging than any piece of fiction.
McDonald’s in Salzburg and pizza in Scotland
There are folks who travel and want that other place to be just like home. And there are folks who travel and want that other place to be totally different from anything back home.