Humble pie

Every now and then, I’ll be cruising along feeling on top of my game, and out of nowhere I’ll get a pie in the face. Humble pie. Something will happen to remind me I’m not all that. Someone else did it first. Someone else did it faster. I can’t...

Find yourself

My daughter’s babysitter leaves tomorrow for a year-long exchange to Germany. Lucky girl! While her parents struggle to let her go–as any parent would–I hope they know this: They’re not losing their daughter; they are helping her find herself....

Downsized

A couple of years ago I embarked on a personal¬†transformational journey that has left me in the best physical shape of my life. I’ve never been fitter, and I’ve never worn a smaller clothing size in my adult life. In fact, I wear the same–and...

Time will tell

Several years ago, the pastor of the church I attended tendered his resignation to head to the mission field. This man had been a friend and advisor to many, and he would be sorely missed. His departure, and that of his family, would sting. I will never forget what he...

Spare me the limp

A few people who know me well know that I have a passion for shoes. You’d never know it by looking at the four or five pairs of sensible togs¬†through which I rotate each season at work, but my closet is crammed with colors and styles. Back in high school, I...