Gratitude Attack

Every year, as the days grow shorter and the skies grayer, I feel immense gratitude. The crisp autumn air, brilliant leaves rustling on the trees, and gusty winds bringing them swirling down to crunch underfoot – it all makes me immensely happy. It makes me so happy that, during this season, a certain angle of the sun on the …

Opening up to the “God of Surprises”

A friend of mine lost his mother this past autumn.  He was a good son - truly generous and always there for his mother during the illness preceding her death. Today, he was so happy that it looked like he was "floating on air." So, I said, "What’s up?" He said he knew that his …

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 …