A Letter to My Daughter as She Starts High School

A Letter to My Daughter as She Starts High School

Since 2014, when Lara starts school I’ve written her a letter to encourage her, remind her what matters in life, and assure her she’s extravagantly Loved exactly as she is.  I don’t know about you, but the messiness, stresses, and hurts in life make...

Could I(You) Have Been Anyone Other Than Me(You)?

I once said “the music in heaven will be all Dave Matthews Band, all the time” … at church … to hundreds of people.  I mention that to express how much I LOVE the band.  Dave’s music moves me so deeply I have a tattoo of his lyrics that...
A Letter to My Daughter as She Starts High School

12 Truths that Transform

How are you doing today?  I hope you are having an amazing day, and regardless of how beautiful and/or brutal it might be for you, I pray you are connected and cared for by a loving community! There’s a common “joke” you may have heard, which goes something like this:...
Choosing Joy/Stubborn Gladness

Choosing Joy/Stubborn Gladness

Sorrow everywhere.  Slaughter everywhere.  If babies are not starving someplace, they are starving Somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils.   Thus begins Jack Gilbert’s hope-filled and realistic poem “A Brief for the Defense”.  The very next words continue...