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One Solitary Life

One Solitary Life Every year at this time I am reminded of this essay by Dr. James Allan. As we reflect on and celebrate the birth of Jesus we do not simply remember His birth. That would be short sighted to do so. Indeed we celebrate His birth but we also celebrate and remember His […]

Spectator or Participant

Spectator or Participant? I look forward to the start of every sports season: Baseball begins around April but I start getting excited around February with the pitchers and catcher’s reporting to training camp and the start of Spring training games. We watch regularly until the end of October. Football season begins with training camp in […]

How Does It Feel?

How Does It Feel? My wife’s friend Rebecca is going through a very difficult time. She is in her late 60’s and recently has been showing signs of early dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. She is having problems with her memory and becoming easily agitated. She is worried and so is her husband and three grown […]

Go To

Go To”       About 15 years ago Susan and I had a restaurant in town that we loved to go to called Tip Of The Boot.  The dinners were fantastic, the desserts homemade and delicious and the price reasonable.  We got to know the owner and his family.  It was very small and […]

Love Your Enemies

Love Your Enemies? How do you stand up to a bully? How do you show strength when your life is threatened? How do you fight back when you are attacked or insulted? Some say fight fire with fire.  Some say the bigger they are, the harder they fall.  My father use to tell me to […]

A Reminder about Grief

A Reminder About Grief     We covered the chapter “Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief And Loss”  in our Emotionally Healthy Spirituality class tonight.  It is a challenging chapter that encourages us to embrace the difficulties, griefs and losses of life as avenues of growth and transformation.  There is no resurrection without death and although it […]

Know Yourself That You May Know God

Know Yourself That You May Know God      We are halfway through our Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course.  It has been a great time of sharing in this journey of emotional health and contemplative spirituality.  I appreciate the work and effort of each person as they give themselves to the work of God’s Holy Spirit […]

Let’s Make a Deal

“Let’s Make A Deal” In the 1960’s and 1970’s there was a show called “Let’s Make A Deal.”  The premise was quite simple…Audience members would dress up in whatever crazy costume they thought would get them picked to be one of the people (“traders”)  to “make a deal” with the host  Monty Hall. In most cases, […]

Reflections

This past week a prominent young author and pastor from Harvest Church in California killed himself.  Jarrid Wilson had battled depression since childhood and was a huge advocate of bringing awareness to mental illness.  Sadly and shockingly he chose to end his life, leaving behind his wife, two young children and a community of brokenhearted […]

Humility

Humility   My last “Reflections” I wrote about “Pride”. Today, I write about “Humility”. Two sides….Same coin.  Because both have to do with “self”, so while pride is about self focus humility is about being other focused. Pride says “look at me” while humility deflects that kind of naval gazing. When I was a teenager […]