The Book I Never (Ever) Planned to Write

Since this is my personal blog, I’ve never felt any reason to share much about life in my professional world. But recently, my “worlds” intersected in an unexpected way. I’ve been a human resources professional for over 25 years. I’ve also been a writer (of one sort or another) for most of my life. However, what I never thought I … More The Book I Never (Ever) Planned to Write

New Wine

God threw a party in L.A. on Saturday. Honestly, I didn’t care that much about what did or didn’t happen. I didn’t care that much about what I did or didn’t see. I didn’t even care that much about what I did or didn’t feel. I just knew that God was compelling me to go. … More New Wine

Resurrected Hope

Hope.  That sometimes elusive, always essential, element of human life. I’ve heard it said that we can live for weeks without food, days without water, and minutes without air—but we can’t live a second without hope. Yet life is unpredictable. It is filled with situations that we simply cannot control. Hardships of every shape and … More Resurrected Hope

Where I’m at …

Have you ever … Had so much to say that you feel like you have nothing to say? Had so many emotions churning around in your soul that you’re not sure you’re really feeling anything at all? Been unshakeably confident and woefully insecure all at the same time? Been overwhelmed by pain yet joyfully hopeful? … More Where I’m at …

What If?

Note: I originally posted this about a year ago but a recent conversation with a friend brought it to mind. I think I needed to ask “What if?” again. Maybe you do too … What if? It’s a question we’ve all asked. It’s a question that taunts and torments many in the dark of night … More What If?

The Worthy One

This is one of those posts I already know I have little to no chance of truly expressing what’s in my heart. But I’m writing it anyway. I’m writing it anyway because it is the thing that is burning within me. It is the one thing I can’t get out of my heart or mind. … More The Worthy One

Selah …

Selah. Pause. Ponder. Think about it. Take it in. Consider carefully. That’s what I’ve been doing. Pausing. Pondering. Thinking about stuff. Taking it in. Carefully considering the things stirring in my heart. I’ve started writing a couple of things, but I’m not getting very far. I’m not focused. There’s no flow. When that happens more … More Selah …

Hope in the Mourning

The tears just kept coming. As they did, all I could hear was: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. The flood of emotion caught me off-guard. I didn’t think I had any current reason to be mourning. It seemed like things were finally shifting. Mostly, it seemed like I was shifting. … More Hope in the Mourning

Great Expectations

Tomorrow morning I’ll be sitting on a plane headed to Israel. My heart is always filled with excitement when I go to Israel — but this time is different. This time my heart is also filled with something else … EXPECTATION. In fact, I have great expectations. But this isn’t just about Israel. For me personally, Israel does … More Great Expectations

Redirected Steps

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. —Luke 10:1 The nudge of the Holy Spirit was unmistakable. The emphasis seemed to be on the “sending them out two by two” part of the verse but since I was … More Redirected Steps