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.
Seeing vs. perceiving — how we interact with the world
Seeing is a physical-chemical chain of reactions. Perceiving is about analyzing information, making sense at a deeper level. Both are necessary …
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.
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?
A microwave, no hot water and a bit part
I put a cup of water into the microwave to heat it up for tea. Then walked away. Came back a few minutes later and pulled out the cup. It wasn’t hot. Did I forget to turn on the microwave?
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.
Hiking in the Swiss Alps sounded like a really fun thing to do. Sunny day, good company. Everything so perfect. And I almost died that day.
A moment that changed everything
She looked around the room and asked, loud enough so everyone would hear: “Does anyone here know Berlin?”