Reflection: Gratitude


When this nation gears up for winter holidays the glitz reflects and magnifies what some folks feel they're missing: Family, money, shelter, joy, friends, health, and even love. The truth is sometimes it's hard to see the whole picture so the ugliest parts stand out. Please pour out extra love, kindness, fun, authentic concern and …

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Celebrating: Why it’s important to honor the good in life.


2012 has been filled with celebration.  Celebrations of community accomplishments, relationships, new births, marriages, breakthroughs, friendship and family. There's been lots of introspection, hard work, rest, and learning as well. In church on Sunday while I was talking to a baby (don't you?) he frantically waved his hands in a clear gesture of absolute, unadulterated …

5 Holiday joys… And silliness


I LOVE Christmas. It is the only part of pop-culture (aside from random, bass-heavy hip hop songs with inane lyrics) that makes me truly thankful, deep deep within.  Matter o' fact, last year we decorated the tree with Sex Love and Money playing in the background.  Oh, the irony. I am deeply thankful... For 32 …