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Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas: the thing I’m probably not supposed to say

It’s been a wonderful, rattling, sleepless, somber, uncertain, miraculous, humbling week.   Wonderful. 10:18 p.m. Sunday night. A Dallas interception to stop Tampa Bay on the last drive and deliver the win.  Present. At AT&T Stadium with my son. And our fantastic friends who surprised us with tickets just a few weeks before. An answer to prayer I didn’t even know I’d been...

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Friday, December 16, 2016

The biggest obstacle between you and that thing you most need to do

Waking up to the fact. When I woke up Monday morning and tried to swallow, it was the kind of half swallow that doesn’t get the job done and sounds like popcorn in your eardrums. I felt something akin to hot coals sliding down the back of my throat. “Noooooooo!” I whined as I came to awareness. I hadn’t been...

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Stressed and stretched is no way live. Let’s change it.

In my mind’s eye, I saw something strange.   I was standing in the laundry room. The idea of it made me put down the Fruit of the Looms I was folding. There was a colored parachute, the kind we used in middle school P.E. It was pulled taut in all directions. Being shimmied and shaken at the edges so that the...

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Screw goal setting. I’m doing this instead.

I didn’t know why I was so upset, then it hit me… My son and I were headed to a friend’s home for a visit. She had received some alarming results on a cat scan a few days before Thanksgiving. We were praying and standing firm that additional reports would be positive. But this was a time of waiting. Of not...

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