Just sit with me.

I imagine that this sort of thing happened with Jesus and his disciples: One day Jesus and his disciples were walking a dirt road toward Jerusalem. Seeing a nice plain Jesus stops and says, “Let’s sit. I have a lesson I wish to teach you.”  After being seated Peter asks, “Lord, what is the lesson … Continue reading Just sit with me.

40 Days of Addition

Recommended starting with Lent: More Than Fasting Consider Adding Something during your 40 days of letting go. The primary focus of Lent is often subtraction, but I believe that we can have an even more meaningful experience by adding practices or habits to help shape us and reflect during the period. Have you decided to give anything … Continue reading 40 Days of Addition

40 Days of Letting Go

Recommend that you start with Lent: More Than Fasting What:  Starting February 14th, 2018 I will be forgoing any purchase of material possessions (unless my underwear spontaneously combust), eating out, eating anything with added sugar, drinking alcohol and watching anything on a charged streaming service outside of a few educational documentaries and date night movies … Continue reading 40 Days of Letting Go

Lent: More Than Fasting

Lent. Many people take part in it every year, and perhaps you are one of them. It is a religious word that has lost its meaning through years of puffery, losing a real opportunity to help people grow in their personhood. In its simplest terms, Lent is 40 days (excluding Sundays) of reflection, self-denial, and … Continue reading Lent: More Than Fasting

The Power of Single Tasking

How focused are you at this moment? Are you readings this essay, or skimming through it while doing something else? Are you looking up periodically to see if the light has turned green? Should you be paying attention to a lecture or the person speaking in an important meeting? Are you reading this while using … Continue reading The Power of Single Tasking

$20. 30 Days.

Impulse buying was one habit I had the hardest time breaking. I would find myself scrolling through Amazon or wandering through a department store “window shopping.” Shopping was one of my pacifiers. Waiting for the next shipment or driving home with the freshly packaged item was a sort of euphoric narcotic, a hit that only … Continue reading $20. 30 Days.

Limits

Losing my keys was one of the most common and frustrating occurrences I would experience before simplifying my life. My wallet, shoes and even my belt would join the ranks of items that would get misplaced. On top of that, my laundry would get out of control with enough clothing to go two months without … Continue reading Limits