So Much Happiness

With all the “Happy New Year” wishes, I think this poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, called “So Much Happiness” has a place in the conversation. For me it has been a decade of “not much happiness.” In fact, as I write this post sitting in my sister-in-law’s house in Salina, Kansas, I can’t help but … More So Much Happiness

Little Surprises

When was the last time you were surprised by God? Lately it seems like it is happening on a daily basis! I owe this to a multitude of things, but the short reason is a greater “spiritual receptivity” on my part – cultivated and exercised for the purpose of becoming like Christ so that I … More Little Surprises