the sound of birds

April is over. I’m sitting by the open window enjoying the breeze and birds and green of spring. The window slams down and I jump, like always. I don’t spill any coffee—not like always. The window slams and after I recover from the embarrassment of being me, I realize I’m more comfortable and relaxed with … Continue reading the sound of birds

comparison

One of the ways comparison can be deceiving is we think we’re all in different lanes on the same track. But this paints a picture that we’re all basically heading in the same direction, to similar places, and we all had a fair start. We didn’t start at the same place. And we’re not going … Continue reading comparison

can pursuing happiness foster unhappiness

So lately I’ve noticed a “happiness” trend. I heard the “pursuit of happiness” originated as the “pursuit of property,” which is interesting if it’s true. Also, the pursuit of happiness was to be expressed in the context of community rather than today’s interpretation of Individual Happiness Above All. It was written with the assumed context … Continue reading can pursuing happiness foster unhappiness

know him better

As I walk around in life, this keeps coming out of my mouth: That I May Know Him. I see this in everything. Every single situation is a situation to Know Him. It doesn’t make everything Hyper-Spiritual. Quite the opposite. It makes everything Life. We can discover life everywhere: trees, clouds, sound, tears, hunger, discomfort, torn … Continue reading know him better