A Letter to all the Moms and Dads, Caregivers, and Listeners

I was reading a great blog post this morning and it infuriated me. (www.patheos.com/blogs/publiccatholic/2015/06/im-triaging-my-life-for-thriving-not-just-surviving/ ). It left me in a tizzy  – the same state that I have been left in after countless conversations in the supermarket and on the sidewalk. The conversation is almost formulaic and it goes like this: “I am caring for my (insert nameContinue reading “A Letter to all the Moms and Dads, Caregivers, and Listeners”

The Faith of Abraham

I used to think Abraham was really crazy.  I would read the story of Abraham and Isaac and think, “What a crazy guy! Who would do that?” I was totally missing the point. My 12 year-old son was recently diagnosed with a heart problem.  The doctor said that a heart procedure would be required as soonContinue reading “The Faith of Abraham”

The Scarecrow and The Body of Christ

Going back to school after time off is difficult, even when it’s just been a three day weekend. No matter how hard we try to plan the night before, it’s always a mad scramble to get out the door in the morning. There’s the litany of questions: “Did you feed the bird?”; “Do you have yourContinue reading “The Scarecrow and The Body of Christ”