Archive for January, 2011

The Meaning to Life: I’m No Einstein Pt. 2 of 5

Posted by    |    January 26th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

So what is the meaning to life?

This ageless question has been on center stage since the creation of time and searched after from generations of all sociological classes. However, no one has searched as hard for the answer to this question as a certain man did 3,000 years ago. (more…)

The Meaning to Life: “I Wish I Knew” Pt. 1 of 5

Posted by    |    January 20th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

The New England Patriots were undefeated, they were shattering records, and their star quarterback was the cornerstone of the team. Tom Brady wasn’t missing anything. He had the money, the fame and even the world famous supermodel girlfriend, Gisele Bundchen. With only a few games to go and the team flirting with perfection, Tom Brady appeared on 60 Minutes. The December 2007 show seemed to be the cliché interview with the politically correct answers until Brady said this:

“Why do I have three Super Bowl rings and still think there’s something greater out there for me? I mean, maybe a lot of people would say, ‘Hey man, this is what is.’ I reached my goal, my dream, my life. Me, I think, ‘God, it’s got to be more than this.’ I mean this isn’t, this can’t be what it’s all cracked up to be.” (more…)

Searching for a Home

Posted by    |    January 20th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

My husband and I are currently looking for a new Church here in Dallas.  I have been going to a larger mega-Church in Southlake for years and my husband has been absent in the Church scene for quite awhile. (more…)

God Escapes the Sloan Scale of Value in Munger Place Church

Posted by    |    January 19th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I have come to realize that I measure how much I LOVE something in direct relation to how much I LOATHED it before. Southwest Airlines is a perfect example. I honestly considered them a near dangerous airline. I don’t know why, they always just seemed less professional to me, or sub-par, and that in turn made me think that death was imminent via plane crash (I think those disturbing backwards seats played a role in my perception as well). However, Southwest has made a comeback in my eyes. They’ve upgraded their fleet with new flashy colors (and a paint job that doesn’t scream this plane hasn’t been touched since 1972), the staff is not only kind, professional and helpful, they’re laugh out loud funny. Not to mention, their commercials are the jam. I LOVE Southwest! (and don’t typically use exclamation points). I have no doubt that in my twisted head, it’s an absolute correlation to exactly how awful I used to think Southwest was as an airline. It’s just my MO in placing value on something, or anything. (more…)

Big Mistakes, Small Opportunities

Posted by    |    January 6th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

We’ve all felt it.  That pit that you get in your stomach when you realize you’ve done something you regret or didn’t intend to do, and now it’s a full-blown mistake.  I had an experience like that recently, where something that I didn’t think would be a big deal became a mistake, an err in judgment.  What is considered a mistake to one person might not be to another, so I realize that it’s all relative.  But what do you do when you feel like you’ve failed The Creator? The older I get, the more I realize that the gut feelings I sometimes get before making a decision can be the Holy Spirit trying to forewarn me from taking a wrong turn.  It’s when I begin to rationalize my choices that I need to take a step back and determine if I am on the brink of a mistake.  Rationalization isn’t confirmation.  It usually means I’m about to do something I know is wrong, but I want to justify it to myself and others.  When said decision turns out to be a bad mistake, I then have the shame of facing the Lord with my shabby apologies and repentance. (more…)

NFL Playoffs: A Time to Pray!

Posted by    |    January 5th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

In 2007, while Chaplain of the Dallas Desperados (now the Vigilantes) of the Arena Football League, one of the athletes asked me to pray for him to become an NFL player. My response was, “No, we both need to pray FOR the NFL players”. The response may appear insensitive until you know the facts. (more…)