Stories from Focus: Life

Catch the Sunrise.

Today, I marked something off my adventure list. You know the one. The list of things I want to do to remind myself I’m fully alive. Reach into the...

A Growing Ache.

I’ve been pondering a lot lately. Maybe it’s the time of year. It seems things just get more “real” when summer starts to wind down. Or maybe it’s all...

inspired :: Safe House.

Praise the Lord and sing loudly to Him – big songs of praise to Him. It’s only right – it’s so very good. He builds a beautiful house and...

The Life I Long to Live.

Rubber ducks joined us for breakfast this morning. They spoke a language we didn’t understand, but that was OK. They still received a warm welcome and a bite of...

what’s on your list?

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. ~Neil Armstrong I wrote once about how the idea of death...

everyday new.

For if a man is in Christ he becomes a new person altogether—the past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new. ~2 Corinthians 5:17   …See!...

morning song.

It happens every morning. The music is there. Going to sleep is always challenging for me. Laying down the lists and the thoughts and the ideas and the cares...

Who I am. Today.

Today, I have a date. There won’t be flowers or wine or fancy food. The picnic basket will be filled with sodas, chips, water – and sweet potatoes and...

Iosif (Joseph)

An impromptu sermon in the hotel hallway. Iosif (Joseph) has the rugged look of an athlete, and a deep voice that is easily recognized in each worship service and...

I’m Not Writing. Or Am I?

I’ve been beating myself up lately. Don’t get me wrong. Life has been good. Actually, it’s been better than good. It’s been fairly close to beautiful. I am doing...

Fairy-dust or Dirt.

“The notion that only good things happen to faithful people was put to rest on a Friday afternoon at Calvary.” ~William Willimon I’ve been pondering faith today. Not the...

Choices & the Value of Human Life

It’s such a peaceful afternoon, and the solitude is something I’ve been craving for weeks. I have pages of notes of thoughts and stories, and had every intention of...
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