Emotions are a huge part of our daily lives. Our feelings let us know we are alive, and help us to connect with others. Emotions are also important indicators of our needs. For example, if we feel angry, we might need to set a boundary or stop an injustice. If we feel scared, we might need to … Continued

As an educator (coach, teacher, principal) for the past 25 years, I have spent a lot of time giving instruction. For a good portion of that instruction, I have taken an approach that is methodical and western in presentation.  “I teach, you listen…”  It has only been in the last few years that I have … Continued

  Control is a good thing. It keeps my car on the winding mountain roads, not off in the ditch. It helps me to manage my anger instead of let it explode. Early in the creation story, we are called to “exercise dominion,” which means that I am to have a certain amount of control. … Continued

    After the storm, I went on a walk and found a lost little boy.   Historic Flood of 2016 On April 18th, I woke up to find that we (Houston, Texas) had received more than 16 inches of rain in the prior 12 hours. Over the course of the next few days, we … Continued