Category: Thursday Thoughts

  • Under 50, Don’t Write That Book

    Under 50, Don’t Write That Book

    “No one under 50 should be allowed to write a book.” I have said this in several contexts, half joking.  But now I need to modify this some. In reading Luke 9-11, it occurs to me that Jesus sent out the 12 to do some missionary work at one point. He had obviously spent some…

  • My God is Too Small

    My God is Too Small

    God is infinite, we are finite. Dwell on the fact that God can create something simply by speaking it into existence. We, on the other hand, are limited and must work with the elements to bring things into existence. I must admit I tend to bring God down to my size. I become comfortable making…

  • Taking the Long View

    Taking the Long View

    I left home to go to college when I was barely 18 and remember calling home and telling my mother that my clothes were shrinking. My mother would tell me to not wash my clothes in hot water, but it didn’t seem to help. I didn’t come home until Thanksgiving break that first year of college, and…

  • Lessons from Journaling

    Lessons from Journaling

    After reading my Thursday Thought last week on journaling, a friend asked if I would unpack how I practice the habit of journaling: what I have learned and how I have been consistent for forty years.  Let me first state that journaling is a habit of supreme importance in my life. Journaling impacts not only…

  • The Power of Journaling

    The Power of Journaling

    I have received positive feedback from my Thursday Thoughts (TT) from the small number who receive it. Ironically, I am not writing for others as much as for myself. Writing things always organize my thoughts so I can think them through logically and then communicate them to others intelligently. As I journal, I have learned…

  • Communication is a Wonderful Thing

    Communication is a Wonderful Thing

    A few weeks ago, I acted like a typical high “I” and made an on-the-spot invitation for friends to visit us during a time that MK and I had set apart for only the two of us to be alone and recover. I realized that I had acted impulsively and hoped no one would notice. …

  • Anxiety in an Anxious Age

    Anxiety in an Anxious Age

    I enjoy traveling, which I frequently do. One of the things I enjoy about it is the many new people and different places to explore.  I never tire of studying people and attempting to understand the culture or environment that causes them to think or act as they do. However, one of the downsides to…

  • Living in Light of Eternity

    Living in Light of Eternity

    I have had several accidents which easily could have killed me. When I was ten years old, I was hit by a car that the driver admitted was going 60 mph. I ran right out in front of him; he didn’t have a chance to avoid me on that gravel road. Yes, I was severely…

  • Wisdom and the Fray

    Wisdom and the Fray

    As often the case, today’s Thursday Thoughts come out of my journaling. Aging and growing in my faith have caused me to see wisdom much differently. I have learned that wisdom is most often shown by not entering a fray early. That is unless I feel there is something I can offer that no one…