The Simple Truth: The Grass Will Grow Anyway

“A Simple Truth” – Author Unknown & Greatly Appreciated A great master was sitting on the seashore, on the beach, and a man who was seeking for truth came to him, touched his feet and asked, “If I am not disturbing you, I would like to do anything you suggest Continue Reading

A Letter to the Dearhearts

Dearheart, this is already a difficult month. Many dangerous people exist in the world and it’s a challenge to feel safe. Your provoked fears may intensify other unfinished business which for most of the time lies dormant. Then, something no one had planned for occurs, and those deep rooted attitudes Continue Reading

Finding a community of love and acceptance

Author’s note: Our sympathies to the L’Arche International communities who are mourning the loss of their founder today (May 7, 2019). Click here for a full obituary in the Washington Post. As a writer and a counselor, I’ve encountered thousands of people. Only a few, though, have invited me to Continue Reading

Your diagram for creative living through suffering

An agreement with the concept that God allows suffering or somehow meters it out through the fine science and art of not “giving us more than we can bear” is a cruel, malevolent description of God’s role.

What dreams will you manifest in 2019?

Endings and beginnings offer opportunities for new dreams. As you close the books on 2018 and begin your journey into 2019, what vision are you walking towards? Below is a story of the history of dream catchers, as shared from the Akta Lakota Museum Cultural Center. What dreams do you Continue Reading

God’s foolishness in waiting for you

I attended Christmas Eve Mass with my neighbor, Wendy. As we chatted on the car ride, my phone rang. Despite the Scam label, I answered and heard a smooth voice from the St. Mary’s Prayer Center asking me if I was in urgent need of prayer. Although I was, I Continue Reading

Received damaged and healed by love

Those look like God’s initials on the sticker. Or at least a nudge from the United States Postal Service to remind me of how God receives me when I approach Him. It’s hard to tell whose initials, though, because of the size of the script. Yet, it’s a reminder of Continue Reading

What do you do to care for yourself?

I won’t ask you about your “triggers” or how you’re coping or what coping skills you’re using. I won’t ask you because I’ve heard feedback from people who have participated in treatment programs  how unhelpful those phrases are. The first time I heard this feedback it stirred up curiosity as Continue Reading

Your Search For Meaning

If you are too young to have experienced George W. Bush as your president, I hope the week’s reflections of his life will give you inspiration to find a way to be of service as a new wave of a “Thousand Points of Life.” If you are old enough to Continue Reading

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