five-hundred words for your spiritual journey

Every last one of us is on a journey. However, some folks are reluctant to admit "where they are" on their particular pilgrimage. Each of the following 500-word blog posts are pulled from my raw and personal journals in hopes that you are encouraged to either start or continue your journey led by Someone who offers Himself as a guide.

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The reds and the yellows fought each other in the heavens. Each color bled into the other, across the North Georgia sky, while my wife and I stared in amazement. It was after eight-thirty on a muggy June evening. We had almost finished our two-mile walk around the neighborhood. Gina yelled: “Slow Down!” I tend […]

Sadly, some folks think great stories are only found in books. Maybe, you pick up a fiction, and escape. But, the call that knocks on the door of your soul, to fulfill your life-story, won’t be ignored. Some people feel like their lives are going nowhere, so they stop believing they have a purpose. In […]

Water. We taste it. We waste it, just like food. Look inside your kitchen trash can. I drink about 17 ounces of bottled water before I get on a treadmill, and another 17 afterwards. As I drove to Planet Fitness one afternoon, I stopped at an intersection. I noticed a homeless man, standing to my […]

Photography is all about capturing light and darkness. Freeze framing a moment, when a ray of light beams in a particular way, on the object or person being photographed. Darkness is just as pivotal, like stars up in the heavens, that are exposed at night. I have always struggled with the light and the dark. […]

Sometimes, we assume what certain words mean, that our world throws around, like a beachball on a beach. Philip Yancey provides the root meaning of the word hypocrite: “The word hypocrisy means, simply, “putting on a mask.” Evidently Jesus himself coined the word, borrowing it from the Greek actors, or hypocrites, who entertained crowds at […]

Sometimes, Beth doesn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. Every now and again, Todd doesn’t know whether to quit or to try. They both admit they are tired of people telling them, “You can do it!” as that advice seems to only support human effort. But their weariness does not keep them from the […]

The first time I read the title of a song from U2, “Get Out Of Your Own Way”, I thought, “That’s it. That’s our problem. It’s not everyone else.” We do get in our own way, which can keep us from fulfilling our life’s purpose. But then again, we keep coming up with interesting ways […]