The Beach Boys Saved My Soul

The Beach Boys Saved My Soul

I had given serious thought about “walking on” as a freshman to play football at Vanderbilt. That was 1965. I was 18 years old and I thought I could play at the college level. But, that fantasy went away quickly the summer after graduation, when I got mono and lost 25...
A Call to Discernment

A Call to Discernment

“It seems we run our lives like trains, speeding along a track laid down by others, going so fast that what we pass blurs by…So, no matter how many wonderful opportunities come my way, no matter the importance placed on these things by others who have my best...
“Sally! My Legs Need Botox!”

“Sally! My Legs Need Botox!”

Age has given me what I was looking for my entire life – it has given me, “me”. It has provided time and experience and failures and triumphs and time-tested friends who have helped me step into the shape that was waiting for me. I fit into me now.– Anne Lamott Some...
Two Phones

Two Phones

I use two different phones. One for business and one for hiding. It’s a strategy I came up with about a year ago, one of the better ideas I’ve ever had. And I hope you know that one good idea can really change your life, because good ideas help us grow...
Missing the Point

Missing the Point

“We must bear patiently not being good…and not being thought good.” –Francis of Assisi I think that God spends a lot of time grieving over his many failed attempts at liberating us from our own “goodness.” He must weep over us all. Please think about this. The...