l e n t :: day33_path

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhapsContinue reading “l e n t :: day33_path”

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l e n t :: day27_spirit

an oldie but the best representation of spirit  ::  Raena J, circa January 2015 Raena is thoughtful and creative.  Shy but attention-longing.  Bright and cunning.  Strong and willed.  Spirited.  All of which cause challenges almost daily.  All of which initiate the greatest gut laughter.  I would not be surprised if Raena became a world leader,Continue reading “l e n t :: day27_spirit”

l e n t :: day10_love

Love means that I find your needs and wants as important if not more important than my own.  Perhaps at first that sounds a wee bit selfish, but I am being honest.  How did I know I loved Jeff?  His happiness became inherently more important than my own.  How do I know I love myContinue reading “l e n t :: day10_love”

l e n t :: day4_injustice

Justice can only exist when we stop building fences.  When complacency and apathy and American self-preservation and arrogance take a back seat (or perhaps jump completely out of the car) to compassion, empathy, a true embodiment of the Golden Rule, and the permeating concept of us FOR them verses us OR them.  When we decideContinue reading “l e n t :: day4_injustice”

Murky Clarity || More Transitions #IFLEAD2015

My hope was not left unfulfilled.  If you offer God your everything, God will joyfully pick you up, shake you up, take what you have offered, and expose more than you thought you had to begin with.  Well.  At least that is how I am experiencing it. The IF:Local Leaders Gathering created space for meContinue reading “Murky Clarity || More Transitions #IFLEAD2015”

Here we go! #IFLEAD2015

Today is the day! Months of anticipation approaching their climax as I taxi down the runway: first stop Minneapolis to pick up some good friends from the Mitten, second stop Orlando for the IF:Local Leaders Gathering. Back in May, my dear friend Caitlin and I were calling back and forth onthe phone, having a bit lastContinue reading “Here we go! #IFLEAD2015”