Category: reflection

The ‘Stuff’ of My Stuff

The 3rd of January Reflection ’11 Stuff: Do you like stuff? What stuff do you have that you could do without? Is your stuff well used? Organized? Burdensome? I like stuff entirely too much. What I hate is the stuff I can put into…

A 2010 Moment

As I walked into Foundation Grounds coffee house in in Maplewood, MO, I would be lying if I said my heart was beating fast with nervous anticipation. I stood just inside the door, coming out of the cold February wind, and scanned to room…

Grace and Love (and some other stuff)

I have to love others who have a history of not loving me.I have to love others who’ve rejected me.One of the first things a professor said to me that hit me really, really hard was this: “You can’t be in ministry unless you…

I Celebrate 2009

And with this Christmas wish is missed the point I could conveyIf only I could find the words to sayTo let You know how much You’ve touched my lifeBecause here is where You’re finding me, In the exact same place as New Year’s eveAnd…

O Christmas Tree

This is the first year I put up my Christmas tree since my grandmother died. Every year for 10 or so years, she gave each grand-kid an ornament for Christmas. They were never my style, but I kept them, for a tradition like that…

Defining Moments

As I “prepare” to enter my third year of blogging, I decided to reflect back on the past two years of writing. With life’s typical ups and downs, I’m so glad I stared this experience so I have those defining moments to look back…

Autumn is Coming

I can smell it. Cool, fresh, tingly, wheaty. Fall is coming. Chasing after the warm sun on the horizon as each day is shorter and shorter as the year approaches a close. I smell the silage being cut, the ground staying moist, the pollen…