The End Game

My 93 year old mother and I had a chat at her kitchen table today. Mom was complaining that she wasn’t getting well fast enough. She was going on and on about being so tired she just couldn’t stand it and then she went through an extensive list of grievances that she had about things … More The End Game

Wonder: An argument for prayer whether you believe in God or not.

A friend posted this quote on Face Book the other day: “I would rather have a mind opened by Wonder than a mind closed by belief.” I saw those words and began to ponder if there was truth in them for me. It seems that wonder leaves us smack in the middle of the Mystery. … More Wonder: An argument for prayer whether you believe in God or not.

The Dark Side

Sitting at the Water Store where I work two days a week for my brother; it’s almost eleven a.m. and no one has been in yet.  The news is reporting that they killed the terrorist behind the Paris attacks.  I guess that is a good thing.  I don’t understand how killing anyone is a good … More The Dark Side

Beginning Proverbs

Proverbs, 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” You know how young people honestly believe they know everything there is to know? Well, I have carried the seed of that arrogance well into middle age and beyond. I maintained, at least internally, a smug … More Beginning Proverbs

My Mother, My Self

It is not uncommon to see greatness in our elders. We see the courage it took to live lives filled with challenges, tragedy, disappointments, and losses. We see the wisdom gained from thousands of life lessons, each one contributing to the wealth of insight and understanding acquired in a lifetime. We see greatness in their … More My Mother, My Self