Everything listed under: Trust

  • Trust

    Just this past weekend, I completed the "Escape from Alcatraz" triathlon in San Francisco.  It was a great time and a wonderful accomplishment.  One of my most vivid memories of the event was on the boat just prior to jumping into the cold ocean water.  From this point, about 200 yards from Alcatraz, I could see my destination, about 1.5 miles away.  However, due to the currents, we had been instructed to swim toward two towers about half a mile left of our destinat...

  • The Box

    This week as I ran the streets of Edmond, I came upon a small box on the side of the road.  The box was about half the size of a shoe box and sealed with tape.  It was brown and for ordinary in shape and color.  I didn't stop to pick it up, but throughout the rest of my run I wondered about it's contents.  Was it equipment from a service truck, discarded on a street pot hole.  Maybe it was an old toy or ornament heading to an unfortunate family, accidently...

  • Circumstances

    I visited with a client recently struggling with an incurable disease, pending bankruptcy and divorce, not to mention he is also the parent of a young girl.  How does someone in a position like this have peace and joy?  The storms of life are so daunting, so real, so large.  How do we trust a God we can't see, over a life we can see, feel and experience, and often so painfully?  Christ says in John 16:33, "..In the world you have tribulation, but take cour...

  • Trust

    "Trust that where God is leading you is far better than where you have been, and remain obedient while you are on your way there" Trust so often is a matter of what we feel, and also what we feel we can control.  Circumstances lead us to make decisions with our heads or our hearts (or both), many times leaving God, His plan and His purpose out of the equation.  By remaining obedient despite our circumstances, we take our trust and faith off of ourselves, and placing...