Your She-Shack Awaits

Florence (pseudonym) is caring for her husband who is battling cancer.  She said to me, "God has a she-shack waiting for me in heaven." "What's a she-shack?" I asked. "Jesus said that he is preparing a mansion for us.  I told God to forget the mansion, that I wanted the equivalent of a man-cave....a she... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Faith

I am more a Gideon than an Isaiah. When God called Gideon to defeat the Mideonites, Gideon pleaded for God to find someone else. (In fact he was in hiding when God's angel approached him, calling him, ironically, "a mighty man of valor.") Then Gideon requested confirmation from God that he would be successful. He... Continue Reading →

The Final Rose – A Letter to Me from Me

Depressed?  Anxious?   Fearful?   In need of wisdom or discernment?  Struggling with a relationship? A job?  A diagnosis? The Bible App has reading plans to address whatever you're going through. I just started a 7-day plan entitled "The End of Me" by Kyle Idleman - based on his book of the same title.   On day 1... Continue Reading →

The Green Bible

In 1969 a suburban Chicago businessman named Kenneth Taylor devoted his daily train commute to paraphrasing the Bible into modern accessible text. It was called the Living Bible and my copy was green. I slept with this book, hugging it as one would a stuffed animal or squishy pillow. At 13, I was too old... Continue Reading →

The Brown Box

It's been ten years since the financial crisis. I can still see those dazed Lehman Brothers employees exiting their Wall Street offices, clutching brown boxes brimming with personal belongings hastily grabbed from a desk they would never return to. In 1991 I clutched my own brown box. My bank supervisor had called me into his... Continue Reading →

A Meeting of the Mind

I struggle with insomnia.  I fall asleep without issue, but my mind pops awake with important agenda items round about 2AM.  My mind is a horrible boss with zero sense of humor.  And it runs a bad meeting. First it has me revisiting the previous day's failings.  The toddlers who cried nonstop at the the... Continue Reading →

God in a Bookstore

Mr. Thayer's lecture was veering from the Revolutionary War to incidentals from his childhood. The hands on the wall clock refused to move.  I was being held captive in 5th grade history, the last period of the day. The only positive was the window.  I scanned the parking lot for our station wagon.  Today my... Continue Reading →

Validation

  My friend, Sylvia (pseudonym), was complaining that a co-worker, whom she had hired, was receiving a new title and a raise -- all while Sylvia had spearheaded projects that  advanced company revenue.  Sylvia was dispirited and determined to look for a new job. The Harvard Business Review describes 3 C's that employees desire - Career ... Continue Reading →

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