We are all familiar with the image of a single pebble skimming across a lake at dawn on a calm day. The pebble causes ripples and waves  that carry across to the distant shore. As disciples, we are called to look at  life much like we see this image.  We don’t just focus on the rock sinking to the floor of the lake, but we see a much larger picture how our actions affect the expanse of the whole.

Our culture would have us focus on information and our actions much like a digital signal. A digital signal is made up of bits and pieces of information broken off from the whole, and washed by people and computers to produce what  they deem to be the correct interpretation of the original . As disciples, we are called to look at information differently, much like “analog” information. Analog information comes to us in a wave. When you play an old LP record, the needle tracks through the groove and the waves in the groove – which were shaped by the original sound waves. A wave carries much more information than endless number of bits and pieces. Waves come to us from outer space and millions of years later tell us how the world began.

As disciples we are called to attune ourselves to the energy of the world. We are intimately bound to every vibration and whisper the world makes. Equally so, when we breathe, raise our arm, or take action the world feels it – much like the distant shore across the lake. The world feels our beating heart, and we feel the beating heart of all God’s creatures.  The waves etch grooves in our soul.

We may toss a rock into the lake of life, but we see the waves cross the world and beyond.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. 1. Although only partially germane, the following YouTube video reconciles wave-particle duality.


    2. Given you daily spiritual meditations, it appears the title *Friends in High Places* has evolved to have a second meaning…or was it a double entendre from the start?

    Nonetheless, the book is well written and signifies promise for you novel-in-progress.

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