What happens when I'm not in charge (spoiler alert: it's a good thing)

Several years ago I took myself on a service trip to Costa Rica with  Global Volunteers. I was nearing 50 and looking to shake things up a bit, and a service trip seemed like a great first step. It was, and this experience kicked off a period of very rewarding international development work. But this is where it began. And it included the lesson of the green fence....more

Prairie, My Land

Prairie, My Land  Prairie, My Land speaks to our purpose in life. It has been fashion in our hearts since eternity. It is our God-designed purposed destiny; it is the fulfillment of our desires....more

Searching For Meaning in Life's Pandemonium

Originally posted on ChapterTK.comPoetry is a unique writing style where the author conveys complex ideas within few words. This is part of the reason I was drawn to poetry in my use. Even just half a sentence or a single word can cause a flood of imagery. Words like chaos, pandemonium, transcendence and exultation come to mind. A person may know their definition, but the imagery they see is unique. Poetry is a medium that plays with that imagery....more

Walls With Purpose: Making the Most of Small Spaces

Our home is sweet and small, which makes wall space very valuable. Even if your home isn't small, giving purpose to your walls can help make a good use of space! For example: ...more

What is the Meaning of Life?

How's that for a light topic of discussion? But that is where my mind is today....more

Spring in your Step

Everyone by now is seeing the signs of spring. This is the time to notice the freshness of the weather and new beginnings. So, we decided to take on a new project…re-landscaping the backyard. A start of something new and a creation of an outdoor sanctuary. The plants have seen better days and we just needed to spruce up and accent the existing trees and a new lawn. So far, so good and the replanting is going well....more

4 Ways to Hone in on Your Soul Mission

A few weeks ago, my mom and I were guests at a spa resort at in the Arizona desert called Miraval, known for its focus on mindful living....more

50 More Days! GiveForward!

Monday Reflection: Can You See The Ram?

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He's Not Done Yet: A Conversation With An Old Man

Emphysema.  That's what it sounds like.  Guttural and painful and ocean-deep and eroded by the tide.  He coughs and it sounds like dying and the cracks in his face speak of nearly a hundred years and he won't let me carry the chair for him even though he shuffles so slowly and I'm sure, if I held my ear against his chest, I would hear the sounds of waves slapping the shore and seagulls squawking hoarse. ...more