it’s more than feeling sorry

“Tell Tommy you’re sorry you hit him.” That’s how we learned to say we’re sorry–our parents taught us behaviors. Unfortunately, our feelings (Were we really sorry?) didn’t always match the act. We said we were sorry so we could get back to playing. We obeyed the rules and continued doing our own thing. The truth is,… Read More

What should my scandalous life look like?

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary gives this full definition of scandal: a :  discredit brought upon religion by unseemly conduct in a religious person b :  conduct that causes or encourages a lapse of faith or of religious obedience in another loss of or damage to reputation caused by actual or apparent violation of morality or propriety : disgrace a : … Read More

“Are you the one?”

I have a need to know, to understand how and why, to figure out how things work, to comprehend the ins and outs of people’s thinking, including my own. I love the light-bulb moment when all is illuminated, when things make sense, when I can see how we got from there to here. And so… Read More

Any Life But This One!

What if you could wave a wand and erase all the circumstances in your life that you’re unhappy with? Wouldn’t that be great? Let’s continue with the wand idea, but this time, apply it to a lovely little girl Gabriella. Once you read through the outline of her life, you have five minutes to wave… Read More

Who are you waiting for during this advent season? Will you recognize him when he gets here? Or are your circumstances so tough that you’re having second thoughts? “I was just diagnosed with cancer. This is not my idea of a loving God.” “What am I really doing for Christmas? Sitting alone in my empty… Read More