December 2, 2021

Tune in to the Drama Within

Many of us have more or less sworn off “drama.” We realize some people manufacture torment in their lives and relationships because it gives them something […]
December 2, 2021

Divine Encounter

I Struggled to Give My Son a Faith I Didn’t Have I flew out of bed at the sound of Brian’s chilling screams. My five-year-old sometimes […]
December 2, 2021

Twilight Zone (Or Lost)

I was five years old, squirming in my chair. My haircut successfully completed, I was waiting for my mom’s hair to be finished. “Honey, do you […]
December 2, 2021

When We Don’t Make the Grade

It was my last class of the week—my first week as a teacher. “Ms. Metzger, you made a mistake when you totaled my score on the quiz. I […]
December 2, 2021

Authenticity Begins Where Ego Ends

Most of us struggle to be authentic. If we don’t win the battle to be our self, our self will never have a chance to be. […]
December 2, 2021

EMBRACE THE GRACE OF NOW

Being Fully Alive in the Present Moment During my teaching days, I looked forward to the occasional teacher-appreciation party, which involved FREE FOOD, comradery, and great […]
December 2, 2021

Great Expectations

He’s Carved Your Name in His Palm “Are we almost there?” whined four-year-old Brian an hour into our twelve-hour drive. Our summer adventure had been carefully […]
December 2, 2021

Tapping into God’s Creativity

The Power of the Spiritual Exercises I came home from church that Sunday not in my Sunday best. Oh, my clothes were okay, but my adolescent […]
December 2, 2021

Faith Casts Out Fear

A True Story (All names have been changed to preserve confidentiality.) My husband and I, lay chaplain volunteers, entered Carolyn’s room with care, not wanting to […]

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