Today's the eve of New Year's Eve. I'm not sure what to make with the hustle and bustle of New Year's resolutions. The idea of making a running list of goals that will never get done doesn't make me giddy with excitement. I suppose the attitude is a bit like how some feel about Valentine's… Continue reading Don’t Give Up
Yesterday, I had heard a guy share a bit about how he came to be at the church he's currently attending. He talked about some difficulties in finding a good fit. At one point, he said, "My wife has Tourette's [Syndrome], and I wrestle with playing well with others." That statement spoke volumes to me.… Continue reading Proscribe Perfect
I put my "new" Royal De Luxe typewriter to good use this morning.
I'm not here to talk about my personal occupational woes. Not that I don't have a thing or two to say about getting half the pay for the same amount of work others do, receiving no benefits, all while having little time off and raising a family. Rather, within the last five days, I've walked… Continue reading “Just” a Job
Loving others isn't always convenient or easy. The timing's often wrong. Plans were already set, deadlines looming. Lots to be done. But, coming together as a community and loving others involves standing by others and seeing them through difficult times, even if doing so causes discomfort or disruption to me.
You get up, groggy and you fall out of bed, drag yourself to work, where the routine makes no sense. Don't ask questions. Act like you're dense. Once you're off the clock, not sure what to do. Take a random person to bed, smoke some skunk. Numb the pain, for there's no other gain. You're… Continue reading Formidable Love
Recently, I met with two people who have impacted my life deeply. One individual I've known most of my life. The other for much less time by comparison. But both, amazing ladies in their own right, have encouraged me, challenged me to grow, and loved me for me. Though she was officially my piano… Continue reading Porous, Profound Persons