“What do you See?”

We recently celebrated Tu-B’shevat (ט״ו בשבט) in Israel, a cultural holiday celebrating “New Year for the trees.” This holiday is often celebrated by partaking of a new type of fruit, or one of the fruits mentioned in the Torah in regards to the bounty of the Land (grapes, olives, figs, dates and pomegranates). The almond tree... Continue Reading →

I finally finished! Introducing my new book “WAIT: Contending with Hope”

No one tells you how difficult it can be to write. Especially when the goal is to write a book. I never planned to write a book...I never really wanted to write a book...but wouldn't you know it, God provoked me to write a book - probably the most vulnerable and honest account I could... Continue Reading →

Hedged In

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it... Continue Reading →

The Seventh Day Silence

Today is the Sabbath. A day of intentional rest. Since it seems impossible for me to ever sleep in past 6:24am, I was up with the sunrise and my coffee on the patio in typical fashion. In the spirit of rest, I decided to wait on God for several hours this morning. How annoying. He... Continue Reading →

Equilibrium and Common Sense

I’m learning to listen to the signals of my spirit, soul and body a bit more these days. I’m wising up to the fact that I have needs in my spirit that can only be satiated by spiritual provision; I have needs in my soul that require alignment in my mind, will and emotions; I... Continue Reading →

Mojito Meltdown

Equilibrium can prevent much error. As tripartite beings, we are designed to maintain homeostasis, that state of relatively stable equilibrium, in our spirit, soul and body. Imbalanced people are a detriment to society. I make really stupid decisions when I am imbalanced, as one particular incident in Panama demonstrates. We’ve already clearly established the fact... Continue Reading →

The God of Stormy Seas

Today was a magnificently stormy day. The waves crashed mercilessly and rain pounded with fury. I love storms. I have a deep connection with the ocean. It provokes my spirit to cry out to God. "The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea. The God of glory thunders. The Lord thunders over the mighty sea. The... Continue Reading →

Lost in Translation

In the course of our European travels, Stephanie and I took a medieval castle tour near Bacharach, a quaint German town on the Rhine River. They proudly advertised bilingual tour guides to accommodate English-speakers, so we readily plunked down the hefty admission and fell in line behind 30+ loud middle-aged German tourists and eagerly awaited... Continue Reading →

The Color of Control

Controlling my emotions can often be like herding cats. Just when you think you've got one corralled, another breaks out in a furry frenzy. They all seem to have a mind of their own and could care less what other emotions are sitting at the table while they exercise their poor manners. I often wonder... Continue Reading →

The Scenic Route

I’m fascinated by those signs on the freeway that divert you to the “scenic route.” Generally speaking, the road winds back and forth and meanders through some beautiful scenery – at about 1/3 the pace of the highway. The scenic route can be a very valuable and memorable diversion – when I plan the time... Continue Reading →

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