Anxiety and Stress

I have worked in high stress environments for enough years to know the signs of stress fatigue,  burnout, anxiety, depression, and all the colorful in-between areas.  So why do we do we let it happen?  Why does workplace related stress plague a majority of our... read more

Dream…

Dream of writing words one day that would say the things that you might say in a way that you would stop and ponder if you could write a song and wonder…   If there was an undiscovered thought that you could bring to light and somehow give a lover words or... read more

The Grace Debate…a Mild Rant

We should totally revamp God’s stance on everything… lets make him more like us… he is way too old fashioned and straight laced… that way we can all be comfortable with ourselves and we can just stay where we are… because we are sooo... read more

Dealing With The New Economy

Look I am no economist… everything in this article is pure speculation…in the off chance that I am right about it though… its always good to have a “feather in your hat” so to speak just so  you can say you were right about a few things... read more

Cross Grained

The dictionary describes cross grained as having a tenacious unwillingness to yield.  There is a strong tendency these days to “Go with the flow”… “don’t rock the boat”  or “keep your opinion to yourself”  People really... read more

One and Thirty Seven

Life is not perfect… and in the moments when an amazing spurt of creativity hits you… the one year old wants to join in…theres no one around to watch him… so you just sit down and write a song together… and this would be what it sounds... read more

First Fruits

I’ve worked for weeks in my garden… Lots of actual blood sweat and tears… I will spare you the details.  This week the first zucchini and tomatoes were getting nice size and ready for picking in a few days.. Today my kids pilfered the garden to play... read more

Awful Lawful

There’s Lots of conversation going on these days about God… whether there is one or not…whether he cares whats going on down here… and if he does why did he let Obama have a second term. The preppers are out in force, and even the pacifists are... read more

Coming Soon!

Stay tuned… new stuff coming soon!!  After a fairly long hiatus from writing, I think I may be up to it again.  Lots of stuff has changed… life has kicked me around a bit in the last 2 years… I am better for it…more persistent… less... read more

Building Something

  I am not a carpenter…at all. However I love to build things; I have trouble though.. things just don’t really come out as planned I try to take special care but still my carpentry projects tend to end up being less than awesome. The week of this new... read more

work

There are times that we feel so trapped by things in our lives, exhaustion, depression, anxiety, and fear, seem to be our only companions as we struggle to keep afloat… to keep from drowning… to keep breathing… it’s the breathing.. that’s... read more

So Much Spaghetti

Our choices are never so cut and dry… and our lives are never as simple and in control as we imagine…our lives are like so much spaghetti that is tangled and sticky and more messy than anything… you cannot grab a single strand or even a few…... read more

A Long Weekend

I recently encountered a discussion on the web and a commenter stated regarding the death and resurrection of Christ “I don’t see the point of it, except as symbolism. Anyway he apparently got resurrected afterwards, so instead of sacrificing his life, it was... read more

Doing Hard Things

Being a leader is not always the easiest job…there are expectations to meet, ideals to promote, and people to motivate. I have heard someone once say… “if you think you are a leader look behind you… if no one is following… then you are... read more

Being the SuperCulture

There are those that believe that the true “Body of Christ” is a subculture of the modern movement of “Christianity” The idea is that there are many that identify themselves as “Christian” and yet deny very principals and ideals of... read more