The spirits and prayer (Caleb)

In spite of where I am and the position I’ve put myself in I feel optimistic about my life. ​Sometimes it’s hard, but because of my understanding of the Medicine Path, I can navigate situations l...

Have I Lost My Ability to Believe?

Caleb, my son, is back in jail.After a three-month “run” on heroin, cocaine and other cocktails, he was picked up on a breach of the conditions of his release. No new charges; only the past with which...

For God’s Sake, What About Mercy?

To love an addict raises a lot of questions for a Christian. To love poses not only emotional and spiritual challenges but also requires, as my friend Allan Tysick says, ‘wrassling with the faith.’Ope...

The Soul Touching Power of Stuffies

“You can keep a stuffie at your house,” said our three year old granddaughter.I was touched because, as everyone knows, stuffies are no small thing.The Angel Bear stuffie (stuffed animal) must be on t...

How to Fizzle a Time of Wonder

The ship was holding a few hundred meters off the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska.Yakutat Bay which spills out from the glacier is noteworthy for a number of reasons.The first non-native settlement on the s...

But I Need My Glasses

Four months ago my brother underwent surgery to remove the cataracts from his eyes. In a word, the ophthalmologist seems very happy with the results. Tests with the eye chart show marked improvement, ...