A few weeks ago, I had to run an errand and drop off dry cleaning. I had all four of my kids in the car with me. I pulled into the lot and aimed my car between two parked cars on either side of me. No problemo. One of my sons came inside with me … Continued

“You were delivered to the wrong address.” You were intended to be delivered into a perfect world where you didn’t have to work, where all was provided for you and you experienced no pain. Unfortunately, that’s not the world you’re living in, though.   Instead, you’re living in a world where you lose a job, … Continued

A few weeks ago, I passed a charred barren field just minutes from my home. It surprised me because normally it is a beautiful, lush field that reminds me of scenes in The Sound of Music. In the past, God has met me here often as I’ve prayed, reflected, and meditated.   Although I’ve visited … Continued

    For a time, I believed it was easier to pretend that I was always happy and excited. After all, it made me more likeable and acceptable to others. If ever I thought anger was not an issue in my life, the exercises from my initial weekend spoke volumes that both anger and sadness … Continued

  I have my fair share of problems: Finances are really tight. I just spent a lot of money on a new patio. And now my air conditioner is out. Family life seems scattered more than it does sacred. I don’t get to see my kids as much as I’d like. And when I do, … Continued

I’ve been traumatized. I’d like to say it’s over. I’d like to say that I’m healed. I THINK I’d even like to say that I remember it. But it’s not over. I’m not healed. And I can’t remember it.   I can say this — I’ve come to believe that the core work of The … Continued