“In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” You know that Thanksgiving tradition of going around the dinner table asking each … Continue Reading Radically Give Thanks in All Things
I’m a stickler for family traditions. Therefore, as I told my doctor, my preferred way to die is of some kind of cardiac incident in a church. That was how … Continue Reading Respecting Death: an Odd Family Tradition
This reflection is about football. That subject may seem like a departure for me, especially if you’ve read my blog before, but it’s really not. Football happens to be one … Continue Reading 4 Life Lessons of Football
When I was going through my cancer scare, a friend of mine asked me to pray for her friend who had just been told that his leukemia was terminal. And … Continue Reading Joy of Heaven
As I was heading out of church, I knew. I am healed. It didn’t come like a bolt out of the blue or a disembodied voice, or like some televangelist … Continue Reading Good News
August 9th is nearing. And that’s when I’m supposed to find out whether or not I have cancer. Statistically, I probably don’t, since the kind of cancer that we’re talking … Continue Reading The Cancer Question and Being Wary of Hope
You have heard scientists extol the wonders of the cosmos, passionate about the laws of physics and discovered workings of bodies and the universe. You have seen artists, brilliant in … Continue Reading Unknowing Worship
Recently writing about my current medical issues and concerns, I’ve decided that perhaps it is true: a picture is worth a thousand words. So, I’m sharing with all of you … Continue Reading This Is My Body
Twenty years ago today, I graduated from high school. And, yes, that makes me feel old. Graduating from Pembroke Academy was a big deal to me, for reasons that I … Continue Reading Glory Days: Valedictory Speech
How are you with the unknown? Me… Not so good. I mean, I love wonder and awe, and am willing to sublimely surrender to the unknowable, to Mystery… But, when … Continue Reading The Unknown
Facing a forbidding possibility in my life… I hear people say something a lot, which, I admit, rather bugs me: “It is what it is,” they will say when something … Continue Reading It Is What It Is… But What Is It?
Sometimes, I think that people make YouTube videos because they like the sound of their own voices. But, I assure you, that’s not the case with me. I seriously DISLIKE the sound … Continue Reading YouTube Channel – For Better or for Worse
While in a mall or some kind of store, I have often seen, out of the corner of my eye, a young child staring at me in my wheelchair. Sometimes, … Continue Reading What’s Wrong with Her?
Every story has a beginning. This is a picture of mine: My parents, just married, about to head off for their honeymoon and the rest of their lives… My mother, … Continue Reading The Newlyweds
Who are you? This is a question that my mentor, Mr. John D Meehan, asked me in one of a handful of face-to-face conversations that we had. And when he … Continue Reading “Who Are You?” Mentor and Memoir
I feel very brave posting this. Three and a half years of blogging here and I have been careful not to show pictures of myself straight on. In fact, you’ll … Continue Reading Brave