How to Navigate the In Between

How to Navigate the In Between

You and I understand the in between. Those times in life when we are not where we thought we’d be and not where we want to be with our goals, our aspirations, our plans. I’m there right now, transitioning from a wonderful life with my beloved dog, Ayrabelle, and...
When One Day Bends Your Life

When One Day Bends Your Life

“One day can bend your life,” writes New York Times best-selling author Mitch Albom. I learned anew recently that he is painfully right. What bends your life right now? Relationship heartache? Illness? Depleted finances? A struggling child? Loss of a loved one? On...

Top Questions for Our Fireside Chat

You and I need a fireside chat and not just because the polar vortex is bitterly walloping chunks of the country. If you and I were sitting around a roaring fire and chatting about life and our dreams and aspirations for 2019, I would hope we’d find ourselves at ease...
Seeing Small Things, Doing Small Things

Seeing Small Things, Doing Small Things

Stumbling along with my dog in the awakening morning light, I saw them. Three small things . . . three little stones on the frozen sidewalk. Something had dislodged them from their landscaping bed. Perhaps another human-dog duo out on their constitution. Before I...
When God Goes Silent

When God Goes Silent

Learning to bend in life includes learning to hold tight when it feels like God goes silent. Hello? Hello? Are you there? So goes the wondering when it comes to the Almighty and his sealed lips. When God feels so eerily distant, has he sealed his heart off from us...
Start with Hope

Start with Hope

In an old TV episode of House M.D., Aussie Dr. Robert Chase shares some wise counsel with medical student Martha Masters (Amber Tamblyn). Masters, known for her more matter-of-fact communication with patients, asks Dr. Chase how be gentler in her bedside manner,...
Why You Are Not Forgotten

Why You Are Not Forgotten

Why you are not forgotten comes down to two simple words: Even there. Let me explain. Some of us enjoyed a fa-la-la-la-la Christmas season. Others of us not so much. Or some of us landed somewhere in between. If you had an over-the-top Hallmark Christmas, you may want...