Still Learning

As another year is coming to a close, I am engaging in what millions of others around the globe do at this time of year. Reflection on the past, and hope for the coming year. This process helps me to learn a little bit more about myself, strengths and weaknesses alike. I am still learning.…

Strength in Weakness

The past few weeks have been hard.  Without going into the gory details, I have been inundated with immense burdens at work due to others' personal situations over which they have no control.  Doing my own work is hard enough, but having to do the work of three people, well, I think you get the…

Fighting the Busyness of Life

The best intentions are often not enough to battle the busyness of life.  I like to write.  I have promised myself that I would not allow my job to interfere with the pleasure of writing.  Unfortunately, I have failed myself miserably in these last several weeks.  When work is busy, it seems to trickle down…

It’s All Good

My brother called me last evening to invite my son and me for Thanksgiving dinner later this month.   As is typical with my conversations with my older sibling (that occur regrettably infrequently), he asked "what's new?"  My response:  "Just workin.  It's all good."   Reflecting on that comment in these pre-dawn hours, it struck…

Answered Prayer

Have you ever felt as though God does not hear your prayers? Jesus says "ask and it shall be given to you."  So why do some prayers seemingly go unanswered? Well, they don't.  God answers each and every prayer and petition, it just may be that the answer is "no," or "not just yet."  …