Holy as a Handshake May26

Holy as a Handshake

from Simple Truths “We may not all live holy lives, but we live in a world alive with holy moments.” This quote is from “Simple Truths” by author Kent Nerburn, writer of two of my “desert island” books, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” and “The...

Sliding Doors Apr26

Sliding Doors

One of the creepiest mistakes I ever made was getting off at the wrong subway stop, at the wrong time of day, while traveling by myself when I lived in New York City.  I was making my way from Upstate NY where my husband (then boyfriend) attended college, to my home closer to the city and we...

Original Thought? Apr17

Original Thought?

They speak of original sin. Perhaps there was an  original thought too. Maybe the two are connected, I don’t know. I was thinking that, well for one, I don’t feel like I’ve ever had an original thought.  They all seem to be built upon other thoughts of people I know or...

Glimmer of Heaven

[amazon_enhanced asin=”0849946158″ /] Clint and I recently received the book Heaven is for Real as a thank you gift.  I had never heard of the book before, even though it’s #1 on the NY Times bestseller list.  I read books based on word of mouth or I stick to my favorite...

Reading List: Fallin...

Ok, so maybe I shouldn’t be writing this post as I’m only half way through Richard Rohr’s new book “Falling Upward”, but that’s just how good it is ! Rohr doesn’t miss much and his books and teachings should be a part of anyone’s life and...

New Eyes

It was sometime during the fourth grade that my ten-year-old nose was coerced into cohabitating with a pair of spectacles. At least that’s the year they began showing up in school pictures, little pink cat eyes that made me look perpetually shell-shocked. I hated wearing them, and finally...

STAY ON THE ROAD Feb06

STAY ON THE ROAD

My wife and I have a 15 year old at home. That means he has his learners permit. We are trying to let him drive as much as possible, so when the time comes for his solo days we will have some sense of peace and comfort for him as well as the rest of Nashville. He is going through all of the...

Grace and the Superb...

I was born just south of Green Bay, Wisconsin. When someone asks me where I’m from, depending on his or her geographical perspective, I sometimes simply say, “Green Bay.” Because, let’s face it, who hasn’t heard of Green Bay? This place of birth makes me a genetic Green Bay Packer...

The Turn Jan17

The Turn

There have been many crossroads in my life. In a lot of way there are crossroads for me everyday. Places where I must choose. I have to turn one way or another. Obviously some choices are bigger than others. It seems like the bigger ones in my life have taken years. Like it’s a big long,...

Welcome to Your Plac...

What if there really was a place at the table for everyone? An equal place…What if we really welcomed everyone who sat? What if we saw worth in everyone who sat here?  What if we valued their opinion or what if we simply just vowed to listen, to hear their story, their life?  What if...