Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

The year of LISTEN (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

My one-little-word for 2017—LISTEN—has served me well… so well, I’m sad that the year is almost done. As I went through 2017 it helped me make a habit of listening to others, especially when in conversation. Countless times through this year when the urge to interrupt came over me, I would hear in my mind:… Continue reading The year of LISTEN (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Night Class

Night Class I wake at night in the classroom with God go to His desk to watch Him marking my day. “Here,” He says, “see your anger when you were kept waiting your rudeness when disturbed your defensiveness when criticized? These are all places the theory you know in your head those textbook passages you… Continue reading Night Class

nature, writing

More than mulch or top-dressing (NPM ’16-DAY 5)

More than mulch or top-dressing An experience just lived not considered, pondered, mulled over, reflected on, studied, and weighed is like giving food a detour past digestion. Even worm’s automatic reflexes produce the stuff of enrichment— castings that make fruitful. So may the ingestion, digestion and assimilation of our days and moments grow our souls… Continue reading More than mulch or top-dressing (NPM ’16-DAY 5)

Book Reviews, Non-fiction

How High Will You Climb? (review)

How High Will You Climb?: Determine Your Success by Cultivating the Right Attitude by John C. Maxwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you need an attitude makeover, How High Will You Climb? is your go-to guide. Using the metaphor of attitude in the world of flight, author John C. Maxwell helps us analyze… Continue reading How High Will You Climb? (review)