What Day Is It Again?

Now is a perfect moment to start treating time the way Jesus did Mondays feel like Fridays don’t they? We’re trying to keep a sense of normal by keeping pace with the calendar. Sometimes I rage against my loss of control with my calendar (like more meetings will fix this). But every where I look inContinue reading “What Day Is It Again?”

Don’t Waste Your Lockdown

We are works in progress, and God finishes what He starts Football taught me life. It was one school of many that can teach, from art and film to music or fashion. For me, my life school was football. High school football in Florida is a year-round commitment. But one week out of 52 stood outContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Lockdown”

Waiting For Hope

Seeing and trusting God right now There wasn’t much social distancing in Jerusalem 2000 odd years ago on Palm Sunday. Crowds packed the way up to the holy city; each one clamoring to see Galilee’s prophet, Jesus of Nazareth, coming up to Jerusalem — on a donkey of all things. The crowd didn’t mind. One by one coatsContinue reading “Waiting For Hope”

Finding Normal

Learning resiliency when your routine is disrupted In 1940, Nazi bombers unleashed hell on the entire civilian population of London. For 57 days, German bombers rained +18,000 tons of explosives from the sky, every night. In spite of the terror and uncertainty, life pushed through the cracks, life in 1940 London carried on. War correspondentContinue reading “Finding Normal”

How We Endure

Let “we” take the place of “me” 100 years ago, an expedition of 28 men spent an entire Antartic winter trapped in their ship — the fitly named Endurance. Suddenly, dreams of discovery became a story of survival. They never reached Antartica, but they were successful in a better way. After ice crushed their ship, Earnest Shackleton ledContinue reading “How We Endure”

Pandemic Paranoia

Faith is paranoia in reverse. Coronavirus spreads and so does paranoia. But this paranoia is not new, it’s just been hidden from view; it was hidden while life was good and “under control”. Coronavirus is exposing the paranoia that’s been there all along, running in the deep currents of our souls. What is our way outContinue reading “Pandemic Paranoia”

Saying “Yes” to What Matters

What matters most to us takes the most sacrifice from us. It was May 1927. On a dark & damp New York morning, a single engine monoplane bounced into the air at muddy Roosevelt Field, barely clearing the trees at the end of the runway It’s pilot, Charles Lindbergh, was alone. Over the next 33 hours,Continue reading “Saying “Yes” to What Matters”

Walt Disney Knew Something

Before Walt Disney, cartoons were like sugar. They held you over while you waited for the main meal, the feature reel. Cartoons then were full of cheap laughs and little depth. Disney proved with Snow White that cartoons could deliver something more than a laugh. They could carry a story. The heart traffics in stories,Continue reading “Walt Disney Knew Something”

Living the Future

Every Sunday morning growing up, we had a tradition in the Stacy house. My dad would take the newspaper and circle the NFL teams he thought were going to win that day. When my brother and I got older, we’d mark our initials next to a helmet, and see how we did. Usually the winnerContinue reading “Living the Future”