I hope you have a sense of humor. If you don’t, then you won’t fully appreciate the story that I’m sharing here, and, sadly, you won’t fully appreciate your own … Continue Reading A Three-Legged Dog
My mother tells me that I was conceived on the Fourth of July. She says that she remembers well the hot summer night on their back porch in the city, … Continue Reading What Does It Mean to Be Independent?
In the midst of our divisive, too often violent world, I have often found myself resting back on this poem: (War Time) There will come soft rains and the smell of … Continue Reading Soft Rains: Sara Teasdale
Continuing my six-week online course on ecclesiology, the study of the Church, my post this week is my assignment for unit two on worship. Before I get to that, I … Continue Reading True Life
I’m currently taking an online course on ecclesiology, the study of the Church. Each week of the course, I will be posting one of my assignments here. This first unit … Continue Reading A Love Story
We can never reach the end of exploration in this life—not of earth, the universe, each other, or ourselves. There is always something new to learn, some previously unknown fact … Continue Reading The Discovery of My Ancestors
And for Grownups to Learn too.
Today, a road construction crew member smiled at my father and I as we drove past her. This really struck me, and I didn’t know why until I started thinking … Continue Reading The Smiling Construction Worker
It happened on a chilly September day, a simple moment that’s never left me. I was a young adult with my parents, following my eldest French-Canadian cousin in a tour … Continue Reading What Would You Do? The Beggar
There are over 7 billion people living on earth right now, which fact may lead you to wonder if you – little, tiny you – really matter in the grand … Continue Reading He Knows Not How
As my father was brushing my teeth one night, I started thinking about what this very act does to him… or for him. When my motorneuron disease weakened me to … Continue Reading As He’s Brushing My Teeth
I’ve been toying with what to write on my “official website” (sorry, that still sounds pretentious) concerning my bio page. The homepage is an “About” written in the third person … Continue Reading Autobiographical Page
Tomorrow is my birthday. (Thank you for the kind thoughts! Yes, of course I can hear what’s in your head, silly.) This year, my birthday brings good news and bad … Continue Reading Happy Birthday to Me
I make the same mistakes, repeatedly. You? And, so, as each year comes to an end and a new one is about to begin, I seem to make the same … Continue Reading New Year’s Resolution 2018
Sometimes, I feel so small. This planet is far too large for me to understand, with way too many people for my mind to comprehend. What does 7 billion mean? … Continue Reading Just One
“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