Leave Starving Children in Africa Alone

“We become free by transforming ourselves from unaware victims of the past into responsible individuals of the present, who are aware of our past and are thus able to live with it.” Alice Miller Its time to leave starving children in Africa alone. … [Read more]

Never Use This As A Motivation For Change

“Our war is not with flesh and blood.” Paul “Love yourself.” Jesus I sat with a man last week who is trying to get out of debt. He’s got the usual sort of stuff - a bit of credit card debt, school loans, and a new car. It totals around $80k. … [Read more]

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]