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.
Of daffodils and tanks
Daffodils in the depth of winter: Will they stand against ice, wind and rain? A country overtaken by an invasion: Can it endure? Lessons amidst frailty.
Your new trip around the sun
A few days into the new year, a friend greeted me this way: “I hope you enjoyed these first days of your new trip around the sun.” — Say what?
Mark was on a train heading home after seeing his friend Sabrina over a weekend. A pleasant visit.
The last moments at the train station kept lingering in his mind.
Rivendell is a magical place in J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing. Couldn’t possibly exist in real life. Or does it? Turns out it does and I went there. Without knowing at the time.
2 book series that will expand your world
A book series focuses on a longer story arc or common characters. It’s an opportunity to go on a longer journey and discover the story and its world more deeply.
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?
It’s been good — time to end this
Scenario: You have a conference that is doing well.
Would you end it because this is year 5 and the plan was to only do it 5 times? Or keep going, because you can?