Agree to Disagree

Yes I once again have some words stuck in my head. Three simple words that I can not recall the last time I heard anyone utter in this particular order.  A simple yet insightful phrase. Fifteen letters separated by two spaces that are so needed right now. Yes, those words are in today’s headline: “AgreeContinue reading “Agree to Disagree”

Let Freedom Reign

Happy 4th of July! When last we spoke I indicated that today we’ll share some time together discussing ‘We The People’. We’ll look at why 246 years ago at least one of the nation’s Founding Fathers felt assured the day would and should be celebrated. Together we’ll also examine what ‘being deeply rooted in U.S.Continue reading “Let Freedom Reign”

Celebrating The Week That Was and Will Be

Before we get to our look back at the week that was , I want to share a little about what is ahead here, during this extended holiday weekend. With the Monday holiday in the U.S., commonly referred to as the 4th of July, it is our Independence Day celebration.  Record numbers of travelers areContinue reading “Celebrating The Week That Was and Will Be”

Seeking Commitment? Or Covenant?

Often I ask for your input In doing so I told you that coming soon,we would be undertaking a discussion about commitments. But wait,… there’s more. What I didn’t tell you was I was having a bit of a quandary myself about commitments, covenants, the differences between the two, and whether or not my standardsContinue reading “Seeking Commitment? Or Covenant?”

Summertime Communiques

Another week has come and gone and this time the seasons have changed both literally and metaphorically. As we make our way forward into Summertime, let’s look back at the week that was here on “Becoming Today”. Monday we found ourselves  “In The Midst Of It All”.  Where no matter what it is you mayContinue reading “Summertime Communiques”

Milestone Moment

One year ago… well more precisely it was exactly a year ago, this past Wednesday, that I shared for the first time an intensely personal tale from my life. I had never spoken publicly about it before then. So while Fridays are usually my time to discuss random thoughts and current events for the nextContinue reading “Milestone Moment”

Texting With Paul – In Harmony

Over the past few Thursday’s we’ve been traveling together  down a new fork along our shared path.  It began with my introduction of the “21st Century Epistle ”, as I speculated about how the messages of the communiques edited together in the Bible might be disseminated if the Apostle Paul were here today. Now onContinue reading “Texting With Paul – In Harmony”

Tell Me Your Address

No, I’m not really interested in your house number. Nor is this some kind of online phishing scam, rather on this edition of Becoming Today, our combined quest for truth, enlightenment and wisdom may reveal exactly where we are living. We are continuing, now on week 14 of our extended odyssey, having undertaken a searchContinue reading “Tell Me Your Address”

In The Good Ole Summertime

It is maybe our most widely welcomed season and now here in the Northern Hemisphere it’s official! Summer has arrived.  On this edition of “Becoming Today”, we’ll mark the true start of Summer and look at ways this day can refresh and renew us all.  According to my long time friend, ‘The Old Farmer’s Almanac’,Continue reading “In The Good Ole Summertime”

In The Midst Of It All

No matter what it is you may currently be going through, you can do so in a state of peace. This edition of “Becoming Today”, will focus on finding peace in the midst of whatever you may be enduring. Peace can have many meanings. From the dictionary among the offering of definitions are: -a stateContinue reading “In The Midst Of It All”

Five For Friday

Another week is slipping into the future and on Fridays we take a step aside from our normal format and bring you some random thoughts, observations and maybe even a  recollection or two. So guess what? We’ve got five of those for you on this Friday edition of “Becoming Today”.  Much of the rhetoric precedingContinue reading “Five For Friday”

Texting With Paul – Overcoming

Over the past few Thursday’s we’ve been traveling together  down a new fork along our shared path.  It began with my introduction of the “21st Century Epistle ”, as I speculated about how the messages of the communiques edited together in the Bible might be disseminated if the Apostle Paul were here today. Now onContinue reading “Texting With Paul – Overcoming”

Wise Living

Welcome back as we are continuing, now on week 13 of our  extended odyssey, having undertaken a search and rescue mission for wisdom. When the Bible keeps talking about the same thing over and over, that’s  because it is important.   That’s why Solomon continues  on the themes  of loving wisdom and treasuring her.   AlongContinue reading “Wise Living”

A Banner Day

 In the United States this is an often overlooked holiday. Today is Flag Day.  A mere 245 years ago, our forefathers worked together to officially recognize “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,Continue reading “A Banner Day”

Your Golden Opportunity

Recited, quoted, and repeated again; so well known for many centuries I fear at times the Golden Rule has become perceived as a cliche, rather than the substantive, universal truth we all need. Perhaps more now than ever before. In this edition of “Becoming Today” we’ll explore the truths and values contained in this wisdomContinue reading “Your Golden Opportunity”

Sameeksha Mein Saptaah

Last weekend I alluded to the fact I thought I was running out of creative ways to refer to our weekly review. So for now I’ve decided on simply saying “Week In Review” in languages from different countries where we know there are some who are joining us along our shared path. So on thisContinue reading “Sameeksha Mein Saptaah”

Out Of My Head

Wow it’s Friday already? Seems like it was just Thursday. Anyway on this edition of “Becoming Today”, we deviate from our normal format and I share some random thoughts and observations that I really need to get out of my head. You know I really wish this were something I made up. But truth isContinue reading “Out Of My Head”

Blinded By The Light

Whether or not you are at the moment ‘revved up like a deuce’, we are going to discuss ‘another runner in the night’,  who was truly ‘blinded by the light’ and then spent his life sharing that light with all he could. On this edition of “Becoming Today” we’ll share a conversation that could be….Continue reading “Blinded By The Light”