A Letter to all the Moms and Dads, Caregivers, and Listeners

I was reading a great blog post this morning and it infuriated me. (www.patheos.com/blogs/publiccatholic/2015/06/im-triaging-my-life-for-thriving-not-just-surviving/ ). It left me in a tizzy  - the same state that I have been left in after countless conversations in the supermarket and on the sidewalk. The conversation is almost formulaic and it goes like this: “I am caring for my (insert name …

The Faith of Abraham

I used to think Abraham was really crazy.  I would read the story of Abraham and Isaac and think, “What a crazy guy! Who would do that?” I was totally missing the point. My 12 year-old son was recently diagnosed with a heart problem.  The doctor said that a heart procedure would be required as soon …

The Scarecrow and The Body of Christ

Going back to school after time off is difficult, even when it’s just been a three day weekend. No matter how hard we try to plan the night before, it’s always a mad scramble to get out the door in the morning. There's the litany of questions: "Did you feed the bird?”; “Do you have your …