rod’s blog
This is my place to communicate, opinionate, originate, even vacillate; a place to do some verbal rambling about life and people and the God who made us; a place for reverent authenticity and blunt honesty about humanity, confusion, pain, process, and hope; a place to describe the steps in the great Dance between God and people. A place for those He’s caught and those He’s after …
Friday, April 4, 2008
Packing for Another Place
I'm just rambling a bit this morning, sipping my coffee. Like most sane people I want to live well, but I'm kinda slow. (I suck at the simple stuff!) Living life well can seem as futile as trying to get a better grip on the wind?! Once we get a grip, our grip slips! That’s why I’m starting to
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Beauty in Failure
This has been a busy season for me. I have a large family. I’m part of a group of tribes for which I feel responsible, and which require much of my organizational oversight. Honestly, this is a season of soul-jarring circumstance. I’m also easily distracted. I’ve needed to process badly, but had
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Humility: Lesson One
Some form of learning is important to all us, at least for those interested in a journey well traveled. A journey well traveled is a life lived aiming at eternity. If we could look back, a journey well traveled should look quite different than one with no aim at all. But how many of us really end
Monday, January 7, 2008
I am not in the habit of making New Year's Resolutions, thinking in my pride that any day of any year is a good day to resolve to change something. If I am honest, I must admit to possessing the fear that once resolved, such resolutions will only serve to be a disappointment because of my largely
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Basic Physics
I was up in the foothills two weeks ago with my two youngest daughters getting a Christmas tree, when I learned once again that one can’t skirt the laws of physics just because of one's equipment. I never studied physics in high school or college, but I was always intrigued by what I assumed a
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