Tag: faith

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: 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: 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. It 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”

A Word on Wednesday: Opportunity

Opportunity means conditions are favorable to achieve some end. People say, “opportunity is all around us,” and they also say, “Don’t waste a good opportunity.” Which one is it? How many times does opportunity knock? How can you be ready for it? From Old… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Opportunity”

A Word on Wednesday: Exhausted

We are living through a pandemic. Here, in a rural, sleepy, Midwestern town, there are just a handful of cases, and as of yet, no deaths. The close reaching effect on me is nothing. I have not lost my income, earlier I wrote about… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Exhausted”

A Word on Wednesday: Fellowship

Fellowship is a community of companionship. When I think of fellowship, I think of coffee hour after worship on Sunday mornings. It is one of the meanings of the word, and the most obvious place I put the concept into practice. “Communion, as between… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Fellowship”

A Word on Wednesday: Gracious

If I am to hope to be anything in this world, I hope to be gracious. Presently, an adjective, pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous. Characterized by good taste, comfort, ease. Merciful or compassionate. In practice, gracious living is its own reward. When we live in love with compassion and… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Gracious”