What Do You Get For Your Time

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.  ~ Carl Sandburg Our culture seems obsessed with time. Calendars and clocks dominate. Ask someone to dinner and they’re likely to […]

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Time: Spend, Waste, Or Invest

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. I think a lot about time. One of society’s false myths maintains that retirement magically produces […]

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Why Not Enjoy The Ride?

Happy Saturday! If you’re new to THE CRAZY QUEST, you may wish to read about it here. Basically, I’m tracing my journey as I attempt to answer the question: What would you do if you didn’t know you couldn’t do it? This week of training: 150 miles WHY NOT ENJOY THE RIDE? The first rule […]

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Who Do You Trust?

I seem to play host to an army of self-created demons. I think I have a special talent for inventing and empowering my own private foes. The smallest adversity spurs a frenzy of inner creativity, and another haunting voice begins whispering messages of doom.

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Stress And Pressure

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  Dr. Seuss I think we create most of our own stress. I acknowledge that life’s not always easy. Some of our struggles are our own fault, and some aren’t. We all make mistakes, and […]

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Faith, Trust, And Limits

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservations. ~ Elton Trueblood Yesterday I heard one of society’s common phrases: I’ll believe it when I see it. It’s important to revisit our core values and beliefs frequently, and that statement brought me back to two of my guiding principles.

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Flat Tires Happen

Happy Saturday! If you’re new to THE CRAZY QUEST, you may wish to read about it here. Basically, I’m tracing my journey as I attempt to answer the question: What would you do if you didn’t know you couldn’t do it? This week of training: 143 miles FLAT TIRES HAPPEN  Climate is what we expect. […]

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A Prisoner Of Expectations

Note: This article is a regular Friday feature that’s also posted at SetFreeToday.com You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations. ~ Stevie Wonder We waste a lot of time and energy trying to conform to the expectations of others. Our desire to meet someone else’s standards diminishes us in at least two ways. […]

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What Do You Expect?

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. Garth Brooks Most of my frustrations arise from my own unmet expectations. I always seem to begin a project with the unspoken idea that nothing will go wrong. Somehow, I acquired the notion that things are supposed to happen according to my plans. But life doesn’t work […]

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Enjoy The Easy Terrain

Happy Saturday! If you’re new to THE CRAZY QUEST, you may wish to read about it here. Basically, I’m tracing my journey as I attempt to answer the question: What would you do if you didn’t know you couldn’t do it? This week of training: 103 miles ENJOY THE EASY TERRAIN You’re either climbing a […]

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An Imitator Of Jesus

Note: This article is a regular Friday feature that’s also posted at SetFreeToday.com Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1) Do I strive to imitate Jesus? Do you? I say His prayer, occasionally. I write about Him; I attempt to be aware of His presence; I try to ask myself, “What […]

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