Yearly Archives: 2014

There are more important things in life than walking

I had dinner with Joni Eareckson Tada and was struck with the beauty of her words and her life. She has taught me that surrender is an act of worship.

Me? Change The World? (maybe not today)

I was on a panel for my former MBA program. As the underachiever of the group, I decided to let my mind wander during the discussion…a big mistake.

Talking Myself through Suffering

With post-polio, my strength is deteriorating rapidly. In my pain, I need to remind myself of seven things that put my trials in perspective…

What if I throw a party and no one comes?

I like numbers. But numbers and social media can become an all-consuming trap that falsely defines our value and blurs our focus…

Is Discerning God’s Will as simple as a Green Light?

To truly hear God’s voice, I need to be willing to accept whatever He says. And that requires that I listening closely…

Do I Value Sustaining Grace

No one complained about the parting of the Red Sea. Everyone loves delivering grace. But no one is satisfied with manna, God’s sustaining grace. Yet that is the grace that tethers us to God.

When a jackhammer won’t wake your daughter

My daughter cannot wake up in the morning, even with an alarm clock as loud as a jackhammer. It’s hard to awaken her, but I persist in trying to get her up, just as God persists with me.

Finding Joy in the midst of Suffering

I am convinced that our capacity for God, and for true joy, is carved out of our suffering. It is out of that chasm, that emptiness, that God alone can fill us. With Himself. With His joy…

A Word for the New Year

Every January, I select a word to symbolize the new year. I consider both where I am lacking and where God is stretching me. This year I chose a word that reflects what I want to become…