My history with Black History month

February is Black History month. There was a time in my life when I truly didn’t get it. I didn’t understand why a special month was necessary. But through the patient conversations of many friends (too many to name, but you know who you are), through the compelling writings of gifted authors, and through the…Read more My history with Black History month

When Valentine’s Day and Lent collide

I’m writing this blog on February 14th the traditional observance of Valentine’s Day.  It’s also Ash Wednesday, the traditional beginning of Lent.  Here’s why this collision of holidays is a good thing. On Valentine’s Day we’re inundated with candy, roses, and hearts.  Hearts, hearts, and more hearts.  You remember those “conversation hearts” candies, right?  Little…Read more When Valentine’s Day and Lent collide

Resolutions: love ‘em or hate ‘em!

If you hate resolutions and New Year’s promises, then read no further.  Otherwise, here are a couple thoughts as we start off 2018. You may be the kind of person who sincerely wants to make some changes in your overall well-being this year, including your spiritual life.  The biggest challenges we often run into are:…Read more Resolutions: love ‘em or hate ‘em!

When is the best time to stop learning?

School’s back in session in our region. Busses are rolling, teachers are prepped and ready, all so the students can continue learning.  But when does it stop? Back to school season is a great time for all of us to pause and ponder this question: When should we stop learning?  Does learning end when you…Read more When is the best time to stop learning?

Mabye PRISM is a good thing…

News flash: the government is collecting information about your phone calls and emails.  Maybe that’s a good thing. Okay, if you’re a civil libertarian or conspiracy theorist, you should stop reading now and start writing your email explaining why I’m off my rocker.  Otherwise, please read on. I’m not saying this as a politician or…Read more Mabye PRISM is a good thing…