Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How Do I Learn God's Will for my Life?

It's a natural question for those who believe in God and want to live a life consistent with His teachings. I know I consistently seek God's will for my life. Not just my vocation, but His will in almost every choice of consequence.

No....not what to have for lunch. Or whether I should go to bed at 10 or 11.

But I have sought His will on whether to pursue writing opportunities or whether to pursue certain relationships (or end them); and, of course, whether to take various jobs that presented themselves. To me, it's a natural extension - nay, a fundamental part - of living a faith-centered life.

It's not political (no matter what some talking heads may say), nor is it an afterthought. It's part and parcel of my decision-making process. I came across this blogpost on how to discern God's will while coming to a decision or while enduring challenges in life. It is compelling reading, so I thought I would share it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fe Fi Fo Fum!

Jack and the Beanstalk.......as told by a wee lad.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A view from the top of the World Trade Center

While browsing videos of Depeche Mode, I came across this piece shot atop the World Trade Center in 1990 as a promotion for their song "Enjoy the Silence."

It's poignant to see those towers again......

It also brought back memories of an April night in southern California, windows down, "Enjoy the Silence" blasting on the rental car's radio as I returned from Hollywood to Connie's apartment. It was clear the end was near, and there was little left to say.

 So I did what the song suggested: Enjoy the silence.

Celebrating too soon

And now a story from the nether regions of Italian soccer. It seems the goalkeeper from the team Dro was so intent on celebrating a missed penalty kick in the playoff to secure promotion to the next level that he didn't bother to pay attention to the bouncing orb.