finish well

Finish Life Well

“On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” – Revelation 22:2b Today, begin with the end in mind and know that it’s never too late to finish well. I believe anyone who wants to finish life well, will live life well. That’s a Christian way to view the world. This viewpoint is found in the Bible, and keep in mind that the Bible is not a book, it’s a library. And each book gives us a different part of the whole story.  The Bible begins and ends, with a garden theme. Envision it as a warm, beautiful and perfect place. This garden is devoted to safety, deep connectedness, the symbol of nakedness, and living without shame. Look at the way toddlers love to run

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Your Days Are Numbered

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” – Psalm 139:13 When I was a young child, my parents divorced. I knew they both cared about me a lot, and they figured out an arrangement that enabled me to get to know both of them really well as I grew up. For the first four years after they separated, I lived primarily with my dad, and for the second four, I lived with my mom. When I lived with my dad during the week, my mom would drive every Friday from the San Fernando Valley to San Juan Capistrano (in the southernmost part of Orange County) to pick me up and take me to her house for the weekend. To get from one end of town to the other, we would sit in two

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