Betrayal

Betrayal shatters trust like a rock through a picture window. And it often comes with little warning. Seemingly, in an instant, life, as assumed, dissolves. None of our responses to betrayal are ...

Faith Under Siege

My faith is under attack. While COVID-19 pummels the body, my soul feels under siege. My ability to trust strains under the load of all the things I do not know. Some days, some hours are better ...
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Loss, Grief and Mourning

I remember the moment vividly.Dad was in Rose Wood, the care home that would be his final stop. He reached around to the back pocket of his green twill work pants to pull out the weathered, dog-e...

Criteria for a Great Gift

Of the many Bibles I possess, one pocket-sized New Testament says, on the flyleaf, “from Grandpa Howard, Christmas 1955.” As a toddler, I can’t imagine a New Testament was my first choice for a g...

Angels We Have Heard on High

Hope is a big deal for me.  Two reasons. One is a son whose continues to battle opioid addiction and for whom this season does not seem to hold much light. Grandchildren are the other. Both ...

What Do I Want for Christmas?

What do you want for Christmas? When my age could be captured by a single digit, the question would take weeks to answer. The pages of the Christmas catalogues from Eaton’s and Sears would become...