• On Purpose Everyday

    Humbled

    In the crowded hall she reached for me. She pulled me in close. She hugged me. In that hug there was a transfer of years of wisdom, faithfulness, pure love, and grace. The words that left her lips that were only meant for my ears in the moment, have stuck with me; “You will be humbled.” Me and that word have never really got along. For me, humbled, means a giving up of my will. My feet have been back on US soil now for fifty days. My mind and heart are not fully here. There is a daily struggle to find the joy, the happy, the peace, the want…

  • On Purpose Everyday

    Fastest Loser

    Fastest loser. I cannot even wrap my head around that. Seriously. Is it a half compliment, or a partial reward, or an easy let down? I heard it last night while I was watching the sprint races for the Commonwealth Games. The event takes place every four years and is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. I had never heard of the Commonwealth Games until moving to New Zealand. Maybe because the US doesn’t participate, which has something to do with a war and independence and such. So last night as I watched some of the running races, I kept hearing the commentators announcing that…