Why The Holidays Are Hard

Lets face it. No one can escape the festal fervor of this season. Whether you want to or not, you are anticipating Christmas. Blame it on everyone. Like Starbucks, with those beady little red cups everywhere. Which I imagine to have little … [Read more]

How To Make Your Holidays More Meaningful

“When you've nothing else construct ceremonies out of the air and breath upon them." Cormac McCarthy It doesn’t take much to make your holidays more meaningful. But it sure is easy to believe it does. Our family was adopted last Thanksgiving by … [Read more]

Enemies Where You Least Expect

“The tongue has the power of life and death.” Proverbs 18:21 I have a young face. I really do. Go look at my picture. I once got carded at a liquor store and even with an I.D., the woman wasn’t convinced. She said I didn’t look a day older than … [Read more]

For When You Are Stuck

“There is no way out of the inner life. So one had better get into it.” Parker Palmer “The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it” Henri Nouwen “Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up.” The … [Read more]

Real Guilt Doesn’t Feel Like Guilt

“Don’t you realize that it is God’s kindness that is trying to lead you to him and change the way you think and act?” Romans 2:4 “Those who look to him are radiant. There faces are never covered in shame.” Psalm 34:5 Did this happen to you as a … [Read more]

Parenting As One Thing

“A parent’s unconscious is a child’s first reality.” Louis Cozolino “Love covers over a multitude of sins.”  1 Peter 4:8 Brandt had been crying for over an hour. I mean this guy was straight singing the blues wailing. And there was simply no … [Read more]