Looking back, looking ahead

Looking back, looking ahead

Happy New Year! 2014 has been quite a year for me personally and for our family. No major life changes, but a good, satisfying year of growth and overall excellence. We all agreed last night at dinner, during our annual “Best of 2014/Goals for 2015”...

A philosophical question

Is it more valuable to work on your weaknesses or your strengths? I generally think it’s better to focus on your strengths and amplify them, and work around your weaknesses. But then I get into modes sometimes where I feel like I need to conquer, or at least...

Reflections on 2012

A year ago, I was organizing my 2012 wall calendar in my home office in Knoxville. I was, at that point, beyond desperate for some—any—kind of change. I’d just found out that law school wasn’t on the docket for August 2012 as I’d hoped, and all other doors seemed...

It’s happening.

Remember awhile ago I mentioned we had a contract on the old house? It’s a contingency contract, meaning the buyers have to sell their house first in order for the deal to go through, and frankly we didn’t have much hope of that because we thought their...

Unmuzzled

Last night I read over Derek’s letter to the congregation asking for peaceful release to Praise Lutheran. It was long. He said it was long, and I began to read, determined to slash away and cut down to the basics. Instead, I cried. And then, I cried again today...