True Love in The Voting Booth

I have a lot on my mind today, Lord. Later this year, we will be voting in what I believe may be the most important presidential election of my lifetime.  So what is the latest political “weather” forecast? 100% chance of Anger.  Heavy accumulation of Insults and Personal Attacks expected.  Widespread Damage likely. “Each of you

Standing On The Cliff… Should I jump?

I’m standing at the edge of a cliff.  Looking out over a lush, expansive valley. I used to be terrified of heights.  But the feeling I have right now is more like one part THRILL and one part HOPE. The cliff is my Comfort Zone.  The valley — even the air space between that valley and the place

A Terrible Thing to Waste

I remember that commercial from years ago, Lord.  Sponsored by a particular college or university, reaching out to its potential target market.  Students who might be considered “at risk.” “The mind is a terrible thing to waste.” You reminded me today of the flip side of that statement: “The mind is a powerful thing to

Full of Empty

No energy left, Lord… Poured out. Last drop. Squeezed dry. Empty. “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  (Matthew 11:28) Ready for more. More of You. And here You are! “… where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of

Who Would Bet On Just A 5% Chance?

“For better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; till death do us part.” Isn’t that what most couples vow to each other, Lord, when they begin their married life? It’s a beautiful and precious sentiment. But what if Life makes them later “eat” their words?  In ways that leave them

Long Overdue

When does The Healing begin, Lord? When we stop hiding behind the shadows within our own minds? When we hear Your voice calling out to us, “Where are you?”  And we realize You have known the answer all along? When we become too tired to keep running in circles, admitting we are going Nowhere fast?

Wait Training

I was back at it today, Lord.  Logging in my 10.25 miles on my bicycle, enjoying the bright sunshine and the brisk mid-fifties temperature. A few days ago, I was contemplating Cross Training.  How engaging in different athletic activities can enhance overall fitness.  I had changed my exercise routine that day, opting for my first walk

If Ever We Needed You, Lord…

Precious Lord, Tonight, I’m just thinking about (and praying for) many loved ones (and yes, even strangers) in the mid-Atlantic. We are nestled snugly in Central Florida tonight, protected from the chill of our latest cold front.  Tomorrow, it will be in the high fifties here… pretty cold, by our normal standards. But what about our

Sharp Like… What???

I have often found myself running, running, running to catch a plane.  Sometimes, a train. Cramming so much into my day that I can’t help but be late. Today, I was on time… and felt like I was running to catch a missile! I was in a room with people I have come to consider Giants in

Cross Training of a Different Kind

Just for today, I “traded in” my wheels for my feet. By the time I had finished Your “To Do” list for me today, Lord, the sun was close to setting. A little too close for me to embark on my normal bicycle ride.  So I decided to walk instead. Timing is everything… Amen?  Today