Four Kyles

I met a man named Kyle this week at a men’s prayer group. He’s the fourth Kyle I’ve met in the last few months.

There’s an old riddle that asks, “What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?” The answer is, of course, “your name.” Not only are our names mostly used by other people, but for the most part, we don’t even get to pick our own names either. Someone else gave us our names when we were born. We may be fine with the name on our driver’s license, or we may wonder what our parents could possibly have been thinking the day we were born.

Continue reading “Four Kyles”

The North Star

Sometimes God speaks to me. Actually, He speaks a lot, but I only listen sometimes. After a lifetime of loving God, I’m still learning to listen to His voice. Sometimes it seems loud and clear. Other times it takes a while to understand as if I was listening to Kelly explain something from another room. I can catch a few key points but have to listen with intent to get the whole message. Even then, sometimes parts need to be repeated.

Continue reading “The North Star”

The Seed Is Still In the Barn

A couple weeks ago, my daily reading was in the book of Haggai.  It’s a really short book, with only two chapters.  Before then, I hadn’t remembered much from Haggai, but it really stuck with me this time.

As you might know, Kelly and I own a new software consulting business.  I’ve been a good consultant for many years, but this is the first time I’ve been responsible for the entire business, and frankly, it’s way outside my area of expertise, not to mention being 2,000 miles away from all of the connections I had made before we moved.  I had been working on completing a project that I started before we left Wisconsin.  It was getting close to the end, and I still hadn’t found a new project to take its place.  No project means no income.

Continue reading “The Seed Is Still In the Barn”