Confessions of a Desperate Heart

I am always moved and convicted when I read the sayings of the Desert Fathers. Those monastical, earthly saints inspire my spiritual life to greater heights. They lived in desert caves away from worldly wiles to know their Creator and Beloved Savior in His suffering of death and joy of resurrection. Their sacrifices allowed them…

SearchLight

This is not the exact quote, but I remember hearing something like this once, “Don’t seek the limelight until you have been under the searchlight.”  You get the drift, especially if you are a believer and giving God free reign in your life to highlight things that need to change. The searchlight is in order!…

I Stopped the Movie and Wept

We have had a couple of gray and bone-chilly days here by the sea. I don’t mind. The ocean is a different place when the weather is foul. It is still awesome and captivating, but somehow a rolling amount of immeasurable water with fathomless power is scarier and more on-the-edge of civilized life when the…

Sarah Got it Right!

In defending herself recently, Sarah Palin used the term “blood libel” to describe the pointed accusations by a few politicians and journalists that she—and other conservations with like minds—are responsible for the shocking and sad shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona last weekend. “Blood libels” in Jewish history is a graphic term filled with meaning for…

Stress-Free Living–Is It Possible?

Sometimes I am overwhelmed when I look at my responsibilities, writing obligations, and travel schedule. Reviewing the next three months of my life on my personal calendar caused my heart to sink this morning–so many miles to cover and suitcases to pack, plus the daily grind of administration never ends… And this doesn’t even include…