What’s Up with the Enneagram?

A few years ago, a friend of mine sent me what I thought was another personality test. On the surface that appeared to be accurate. The test took about 5 minutes and asked me a series of questions about how I felt about certain things, what I would do in certain situations, etc. Then youContinue reading “What’s Up with the Enneagram?”

Sufficient

 adjectivesuf·​fi·​cient | \ sə-ˈfi-shənt : enough to meet the needs of a situation or a proposed end In our supersized society, we hear the word sufficient and think it isn’t adequate. We like to be prepared, to have extra, to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we won’t run out. We like to feel in control. We likeContinue reading “Sufficient”

Children at Play

Have you ever sat at a playground and watched children play? For many of us this is how we fill our days in some seasons of our lives. The kids climb, slide, and run as happy as can be. Nothing is wrong in their world. As each new child arrives they are welcomed into whateverContinue reading “Children at Play”

Take a Timeout

It’s the 3rd quarter and things are getting heated. It’s been a back and forth battle the entire game. We have a game plan, but the girls seem to have forgotten it. They have started making bad passes and committing silly fouls. Now our center is yelling at the point guard about a missed opportunity.Continue reading “Take a Timeout”

It’s The Climb

I recently had the opportunity to go to a rock climbing gym. I’ve been rock climbing before so I was excited about the prospect. The first thing you do before you can climb is to put on a harness. The harness allows you to tie in to the belay rope and climb safely. The belayContinue reading “It’s The Climb”

Nevertheless, she persisted

per·sist/pərˈsist/verb continue firmly in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure. What sets elite athletes apart from everyone else? It’s not talent; many talented people have faded into oblivion. It’s not strength; strength alone isn’t enough. It’s not skill; skill may turn heads, but won’t stand on it’sContinue reading “Nevertheless, she persisted”

Relationships are Worth the Work

Who do you call when something exciting happens? Who gets the sad text of loss or fear? These are the people I refer to as “My People”. Through thick and thin I can reach out and know they will be there. Our lives ebb and flow with positive and negative situations, however when we haveContinue reading “Relationships are Worth the Work”

Beyond Weary

Weariness is different than tired. Tired implies short term. If I’m tired I might need sleep or a short break from activity. Weariness implies weight and length of time. It is lots of tired’s stacked together. Weary is overwhelmed, solemn, almost defeated. It encompasses not just the physical, but the mental, emotional and spiritual partContinue reading “Beyond Weary”