Possibility as a First Word

If you sat down quietly to listen for and to God (or at least "the small still voice inside") and after awhile, a series of words presented themselves to you, and the first word was "possibility", what would you do with it? If you took "possibility" to be a word of direction, where would it …

The Ten Great Blessings

On New Year's Eve, I glanced over an email from Bill Hybels, the Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, in which he encouraged everyone to take time to count their blessings.  He told the story of his own family, of their New Year's Eve tradition (if I'm getting this right) of sharing ten great …

Beginnings

The air is different, surprisingly so.   Untethered, I wait for instructions.   Czeslaw Milosz meets me each morning in his collected poems, instructing me on what it means to see.   The psalmist tells me that plans come to nothing on the day we die, and that those who trust in the Lord are blessed.   George MacDonald's …

The World of Experience

So my coffee-shop pediatrician friend pulls up a chair and begins to tell me again of Oliver Sack's new brain book called Migraine.   Turns out it's not a new book, but still.   Then she refers me back to an old book on my shelf called Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert.   Neurons in the gut …

Impossible Dreams?

So last week Taproot Theatre opened Man of La Mancha.   I get the privilege of singing "The Quest" or as it's more popularly known, "The Impossible Dream."   While thrilled to have the opportunity to take on the role of Don Quixote, there is also something daunting about singing such a classic song.   Fortunately, the song …