When I had my times out I began to notice how much the little things mattered and gave me great hope. Knowing that someone was coming to visit or bringing me soup was not just something to look forward to, but gave me hope for a better day, a better tomorrow. I noticed so much… Continue reading God’s Time Out: The Power of Hope
When I had my time outs, I began to really see the wonderful people around me. People I had always known, but perhaps had not appreciated that way I should have. The friends and family who would run by with soup or take me to chemo or drive me to book club. Collectively, during the… Continue reading God’s Time Out: Who Do You See?
This Holy Saturday is a day of waiting, waiting for the resurrection and the joy of Easter. This year, we are also waiting to come out of our homes, waiting to return to work and life as we know it. What might you learn as you wait? During my time-outs I found myself really struggling… Continue reading God’s Time Out: The Long Wait
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