Grief is like a long hike to the foot of a waterfall. It’s the toughest, most personal journey, and must be done alone.Read more
After driving up and down restaurant lane for hours with the whole family in tow my mother finally capitulated that it would be all right to try an ethnic cuisine with the caveat, “You canRead more
You asked us to be the body of Christ.
His hands, his feet, his arms, and his eyes.
You asked us to open our doors and our minds
To the hurt and rejected, so You they might find.
You warned they might hate us, but said to choose love
And promised to fill us with more than enough.
I knelt, silently, with a world of believers in Saint Peter’s Basilica. The colors of skin, the shapes of faces, the cut of the wardrobe all part of the fabric weaving us together. The pilgrimage,Read more
If we lost all marble columns, Venetian mosaics, and blue vaulted basilicas, would the sky be canvas enough to hold our hearts still? The Church, not a building but building our steps. One foot,Read more
Unless you were born here, you must pass a citizenship test to become a citizen of the United States of America. You become naturalized by memorizing rules, regulations, and history. However you become a moreRead more
For better or worse –
Make that better AND worse, because it happens simultaneously.Read more
Before armored vehicles took over, trench warfare was the ultimate way to fight such a battle. Trenches offered the ability to stay together, to come up with a plan of action before moving forward as a team.Read more
On this day of worship, take time to listen and pray. Worship along with Hillsong and What a Beautiful Name. Video courtesy of YouTube.com and HillsongRead more
A riot closed the yard down at Pelican Bay State Prison in late May. Eight guards were stabbed, eight inmates shot. No fatalities, just the cost of doing business with violent offenders. We were scheduledRead more