So . . . Christmas . . . it's wonderful and hard. There's no getting around it. The stuff of life does not take a break for Christmas. I know this is nothing new to you. But. For me, this season is wonderful because of who is in my life. And. As you know, it's … Continue reading The Wonderful And Hard
A while back, I was waiting in a very long line for coffee. Because. You know. I'm more than willing to wait in line for a cup of coffee. Here's the thing . . . I avoid long lines for any other reason . . . because there's no other reason to stand in … Continue reading There’s A Lot Of Things To Say . . .
Even when you and I are sincerely grateful, the "perfection" of the Thanksgiving holiday rarely occurs. Seriously. The messiness of it all is behind the perfect pictures that will be posted on social media today. I know this for sure --because I, too, love staging a moment of perfection to take a picture before everyone … Continue reading My Perfect Picture Of Thanksgiving
I sat on my porch in the evening after it's makeover for fall. Actually, my neighbor asked me what I was doing when he saw me winding leaves around the porch rail. I confessed I still had a touch of the 1980's in me. Back in those days I decorated for every holiday. I had … Continue reading THE FINAL FIVE
THE TABLE is missing in so many lives. BECAUSE. Busyness and the pressures of life are on the rise like never before. THE THING IS . . . people have become so immersed in the doing . . . that being with one another on a deeper level is secondary due to the required … Continue reading Coming Together
Dear friend, This is it. I have eight more weeks at our wonderful RED DOOR CHURCH as lead pastor. The greatest gift would be for you and I to be together on campus in November and December once a week—Sunday mornings at 10:30 am—as I finish this amazing season of my life. I will … Continue reading THIS IS IT