The Agony in the Garden, painted copy by Agnes Heckler I am always so taken with Good Friday and that simple request Christ made to the apostles, wouldn't they pray with him for an hour? I reflect how it was in my "time-outs" that I learned to simply spend time with God. When I speak… Continue reading God’s Time Out: Can You Spend an Hour With Him?
I was sitting on that wonderful screened-in porch, petting my cats when I heard the strangest little noise. It wasn't a bird. It wasn't my little cat Muffin purring at me. I looked around, and there at the foot of the tree was a little squirrel, chattering away. Here is the thing, I had no… Continue reading God’s Time Out: Notice Something New
When I had my time-outs, one thing I discovered is that there is such a vast difference between looking and seeing. I was looking around all the time, even in my "crazy-busy" life, but that did not mean I was really seeing things. I realized that so profoundly one day when I was sitting on… Continue reading God’s Time-out: Looking versus Seeing
I usually start my "And Then God Gave Me A Time-out" speech by discussing my "crazy-busy" life. We all seem to have crazy-busy lives these days. We have different things that make us "crazy-busy", but none-the-less we all seem to understand this idea of "crazy-busy". It is in this very context that time-outs are most… Continue reading God’s Time-Out: Why is it scary to be quiet?
I give a rather popular talk entitled "And Then God Gave Me A Time-Out". In it, I speak about the time-outs I had, a freak leg injury that was quickly followed by stage III cancer. In the period of 18 months I had 12 surgeries, chemo and radiation between repairs of my leg and treatments… Continue reading God’s Time Out – a Perspective