Tag: Christianity

A Word on Wednesday: Presence

The state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place. It’s easy to be distracted. Multitasking is a marketable skill. I remember being asked to rate my ability to multitask at an interview for my current employer. I looked each… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Presence”

A Word on Wednesday: Privilege

“When someone has been given much, much will be required in return.” Luke 12:48. Privilege is a word that has been politicalized. We do not think we have privilege; we think our good fortune is the result of our effort and own doing. Maybe… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Privilege”

A Word on Wednesday: Broken

What is broken cannot be fixed. However, we can be healed. Scars will form or causalities will be born. Broken as an adjective is defined as reduced to fragments; ruptured; torn; fractured; not functioning properly; out of working order. There is not beauty in… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Broken”

A Word on Wednesday: Solitude

Fortunately, I received a gift of solitude the week between Christmas and the New Year. Solitude, noun, the state of being or living alone; remoteness of habitations as of a place; absence of human activity. No day job. No friends. The family is skiing.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Solitude”

A Word on Wednesday: Decoration

In Wisconsin, the weather has turned cold. As I write this, the wind is blowing a cold rain. Leftover leaves are rustling. It is time to turn indoors. Soups, stews, and casseroles replace the grilled delights of summer. We must brace ourselves for the… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Decoration”

A Word on Wednesday: Blessed

I am blessed. I used to use words like fortunate or lucky. I did this to sound secular, and therefore not reveal myself as to ascribing to a Christian God. But those words can only speak to circumstances, not to being. Blessed is audacious.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Blessed”

A Word on Wednesday: Crucible

A crucible is a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures. When metals are melted, they are prepared for transformation into different shapes and purposes. My dad worked for nearly forty years at an iron foundry. One summer,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Crucible”

A Word On Wednesday: Season

In Wisconsin, the seasons change, drastically. The hardest transition for many is the end of summer to the start of autumn. It is hard to say good bye to fun in the sun. With life being short and summer being shorter, I enthusiastically lather… Continue Reading “A Word On Wednesday: Season”

A Word on Wednesday: Adventure

Having a spirit of adventure is one thing. Having the faith, courage, and confidence to act on that spirit is another. Lucky are those who have an adventure partner to share the journey. Luckier still, are those who have the same adventure partner for… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Adventure”

A Word on Wednesday: Accolade

I always found doing something for the reward was less than. I found it better to forego credit and attempt to remain humble.┬áIt was my aspiration to be more altruistic, to do good work without recognition. There is honor in notice. Accolades are not… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Accolade”