Encouraged by this…

Have y'all met Michele Morin, or her blog, Living Our Days?  Of course, with a name like that you know I'm going to love it, right?  She posts beautiful thoughts and a wide variety of reviews, and I am honored that she reviewed my book today. It's funny how 100 readers of a book notice…

All in a Day’s Work

Vocation:  calling, life’s work, mission, purpose, craft, career.  Deeper than a job, what “occupies” us, what we clock in and out for, vocation is something welling up and spilling out.  Vocation is what you daydream about when you’re a kid or pursue in your free time with passion.  And sometimes it’s at odds with gainful…

On Living with Purpose: Homesick Excerpt, Chapter 3

As Mae West famously quipped, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Take your short life and make it count. Jesus, in 33 years, seemed not to accomplish very much. His little band of followers was terrifically ordinary, despised by the world, and short on courage. Jesus himself wrote…

See Eternally: Homesick, Part 2

In the waiting, do you lose heart? God is not dead, nor does he sleep. The hiddenness of God does not indicate his absence, his apathy, or even his inaction, just our own blindness. We can't see God or his host of angels any more than we can see electrons whirling around in our fingertip.…

Homesick, Part 1

Well, I've written a book, y'all!  Over the next few weeks I am going to post a few excerpts, so stay tuned.  Comment like crazy, the more the merrier!  Here goes... I have felt it since I was a child. I do not belong here. I am an alien, a sojourner. This place is foreign…

Dreamer or Pragmatist, Part II

I have been thinking a lot lately about goals. There's been an empire of self-help books built on Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely goals, goals that get results. Michael Hyatt, in his recent book Platform, devotes a good deal of time to the subject, giving helpful examples like: "Make one hundred thousand dollars a year…

I don't feel like writing, some days.  Don't feel like making supper, or cleaning out the refrigerator and identifying the source of that smell.  Don't feel like doing much of anything, truth be told, but snugging up under the covers and reading about somebody else... somebody who does something besides pull up the covers. So…