Entries by paul

Does Your Exceptionalness Make You Lonely

“The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.” from the Broadway play, A Raisin In The Sun I heard this quote on a Christian radio talk show recently with the host asking listeners if they thought this was true. Caller after caller agreed […]

2 Essentials to Walk Out Your Calling

There is much growing up that we need to do and much that God is up to in our journey of discovering, developing and delivering our calling. This week, as I was praying for myself and for a friend, God spoke two words: courage and humility. I’ve been wondering why those two words. Courage and […]

You Know Something We Don’t

“Blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.” This is what Jesus said to his disciples, the ones who knew, believed and followed Him, and this is what He says to you.  This verse speaks to us an immensely core and powerful truth.  It is in this arena of “seeing” […]

The Never Ending Dream of Home

Guest blog by Jeff Andrechyn. This is the busiest time of the year at US Airways where we capitalize on the unassailable human desire to return home; and nothing activates this homing beacon we all carry better than the holidays. We fly college students, young families with their little ones, and soldiers home. They will […]

An Uninvited, Unannounced, Frequent Guest

I had an uninvited guest stay with me for several days last week. His visits are frequent and unannounced. His presence is initially disturbing and eventually pleasant. This guest’s name is Unsettledness and his presence stirs these desires: I don’t want to dabble my life away.I want to finish my life swinging for the fence.I […]

Short Line or Long Line?

A friend shared a quote that both intrigued and inspired me: The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal his own.” Benjamin Disraeli It’s far easier to share our riches of understanding, experience and resources than it is to help another discover who they really […]

Where We All Get Stuck

John Wooden said, “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” This is such a profound and helpful piece of advise.  So often we won’t explore, try or offer because of something we “can’t do”.  We say things like: I can’t get my church to endorse me. I can’t get certified […]

Thorn Bush or Vine?

Does it feel like each week is an opportunity for God to uncover the “good stored up in your heart” or to reveal the disappointment you have been and will be? I’m sure we have all frequently felt the latter and occasionally felt the former. Jesus’ words in Luke 6:43-45 should be very hopeful and […]