Five years ago today, my mother suddenly passed away. Late in her life, she met the love of her life. At an upscale restaurant in a Minneapolis suburb, a lonely man and a curious waitress took a chance on each other and forever altered the course of their lives. Their story is a reminder that we are all given second chances, but it is up to us to seize them. Continue reading The Lonely Man, the Curious Waitress, and the Splendor of Second Chances
Racing toward the middle years of life is kind of like achieving a runner’s high, with, you know, a little less euphoria. Continue reading Life as a Marathon: Lessons from the Middle Miles
In the midst of the aches that are, without regard, tossed into the journey of life, it is easy to forget that there always awaits an opportunity to overcome.
It’s that day again. That one on the calendar that was once packed with delight and now dread. Once it meant the exciting achievement of milestones of life. Now, it is just another fleeting sunrise and sunset. Continue reading When I Woke Up Today: On the Ceaseless Ticking Clock of Time
As I’ve aged, rather gracelessly I might add (I will not be offended if you ask me “are those bags under your eyes or suitcases?”), my devotion has begun to mature alongside me. Continue reading And Jesus Grew in Wisdom and Stature: A Conversation About Faith and the Journey Toward God
About four years ago, I landed in Texas. In that time I have learned a lot. Here are some choice lessons that I have learned living in the Lone Star State. Continue reading Lone Star Lessons: Things I’ve Learned Living in Central Texas
That one time I spent a Saturday afternoon at the SXSW Festival in Austin. Continue reading Things I Learned on a Saturday Afternoon at the SXSW Festival