If you could be anyone

Glacier National Park West entrance
GNP. West Glacier. Glacier National Park West entrance sign, from motel.

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.

Woody Allen (comedian)

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Death Is Part Of Life

Debbie Sent A Rainbow This Morning
Debbie Sent A Rainbow This Morning

Death is part of life. It just is. Death arrives all the time. Every day.

Some deaths are a blessing. Some are tragic and break our hearts – so much so that we wonder if our heart will ever heal.

Mostly, I think, it’s the senseless deaths and the sudden deaths that hurt the most and cut the deepest.

Like yesterday.

A Facebook update brought the news that a longtime colleague and friend died yesterday. Apparently, complications from a routine colonoscopy. Debbie was 43.

As I upload a You Tube video from the backseat of the car, in my son’s school parking lot, I’m reminded of how fragile life is, what a gift it is, and how our friends can touch us with the character of their lives.

I’ll post the video here later today probably. I shot it April 1 this year. It’s a Brooks & Dunn song, sung by a young man born with no eyes, and legs that don’t work.

Rejoice In The Lord

Rejoice In The Lord. That was Sunday’s message. Rejoice!

This is a great goal, to rejoice. How is it done though? Life is so crazy busy that sometimes, I don’t know what day it is.

Ever feel like that?

Or, perhaps some people, this year especially, are struggling so much financially, that they can’t see straight.

So, what are we supposed to do? How does one rejoice under these circumstances?

We all know the answer, don’t we?

Advent 2009

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Advent, preparing for the coming of the Christ Child.

Is there anything more exciting, more joyful, than the anticipation of the coming of a savior?

Seriously. Anything?

I think not. At least not in my tiny brain.

This year, a promise was made to be more prepared than ever before. To:

  • Be fully present
  • Be fully alive
  • Be fully joyful
  • Be fully hopeful
  • Be eternally grateful
  • Be “bow-down-on-my knees” humble

But that’s just me. What and or how are you preparing?