The Master and the Student

The Master and the Student

I wish I could manage my life better. I wish I could get to a point where I’ve achieved some sort of mastery over it. Things would be so much more automatic and easy. When a child gets upset about something, I would quickly come up with the solution. When my marriage hits a bump, I would intuitively know how to handle it. Even though it may get complicated at times, I could still overcome challenges with work, schedules, and responsibilities. It would be so wonderful to know that whatever happens, It’s okay, I’ve got this.

The Wide-Open Life

The Wide-Open Life

I am a skilled fence builder. Over my lifetime I have built many of them. One fence to conceal my insecurities, another to hide my fears, yet another to mask my imperfections, one more to cover my shame. I spend much time and energy maintaining these defenses; I must ensure no one sees in. But neither can I see out.

Daily Joy

Daily Joy

As we struggle in our daily lives with our marriages, kids, work and the balance of it all, Ecclesiastes goes on to tell us that as we fulfill our commitments and accept our lot in life, we will be joyful.  It’s through our fulfillment of vows that we experience joy.  

The Well

The Well

“Are you a well or a wedding band? “

I woke up in the morning after a full night of vivid dreams. Though the events of the dreams were still fresh in my mind and seemed full of significance, this one question stood head and shoulders above it all. I knew the moment I heard the words that it was God Himself speaking to me and as a result of the utmost importance.