The Joy of Living

The Joy of Living is one of the most elusive of all endowments. Why? Just watch a child and you’ll find your answer. Having a child (9-year old boy) in our home is a daily reminder. We all, at least I do, need daily reminders of this simple fact, don’t we? Why? Because life is […]

The Joy of Dying

Is there Joy in dying? Is there Joy in death? There certainly is Joy in birth and obviously Joy in being born. Right? In the past 30 days, I’ve been exposed to nearly one dozen deaths. And these deaths have involved people close to me, or people close to people I’m close to. Ya with […]

WWJD

WWJD. What would Jesus do? Most are familiar with this. Because my mind works in mysterious ways, this acronym could also have a second meaning: What would jeff do? No one is familiar with this. That’s okay. As long as it means something to me (everyday), then the odds increase that better choices are made. […]

I Don’t Know How to Start

A lifetime of learned behaviors. Life is hard. And mostly difficult. And busy. And distracting. Some days, maybe while watching a movie or TV show, we see a Family that seems to have it all together and wonder why we can’t live like that. It’s a movie, okay? It’s not real. Yet perhaps there’s some […]

Failing?

Failing? Probably. It weighs heavy on my soul and heart. I’d really like to be a better: Son Brother Nephew Uncle Yet after decades of learned behavior, there’s a struggle deep down inside that seems overwhelming. Overwhelming, yes. Impossible, no. The people involved in this are going to have to want this too. It takes […]