Never Underestimate the Power of Your Presence

Never Underestimate the Power of Your Presence

This past weekend, I was reminded in a very vivid way to never underestimate the power of my presence. If you are prone (like me) to underestimate the power of your presence, I hope this story offers you an encouraging reminder. You’ve heard it said that ‘99% of life is just showing up’ and ‘people don’t care what you know until they know you care.’

Especially when you see a man go into labor.

Well, sort of.  Krista, the kids and I had just returned home on Sunday from a summer family reunion. We were only home for an hour when one of my best friend’s sons came to the door and said, “Mr. O’Connor, my dad is lying on the bathroom floor.” Read on…

You are the Beloved of God

[dc]W[/dc]hen was the last time someone told you that you are the “Beloved of God?” That God is actually a jealous lover who pursues you at all costs?

It’s almost embarrassing, isn’t it? To think that God’s love for you could be so intimate. So personal. So deeply affectionate.

It’s much easier to look inside yourself and see all the gunk. All the flaws. All the quirks. All the sins, chips and scratches. Kind of like the seaglass I’m holding in my hand…