When I was a child, one of my favorite movies was PollyAnna. For this little five year old, there was so much to love about that movie. If you don't know the story, a young girl named PollyAnna goes to live with her wealthy Aunt, after her parents pass away. She has such a beautiful… Continue reading PollyAnna And The Glad Game
As we move through Advent and into the Christmas season, I sit with Mary and reflect on her willingness to say “yes”. As I look at statues and pictures of the Madonna lovingly cherishing the child Jesus in her arms I consider one of her greatest gifts to me, the willingness to say yes. Yes… Continue reading Mary’s Fiat – An Invitation to Say Yes
I usually start my "And Then God Gave Me A Time-out" speech by discussing my "crazy-busy" life. We all seem to have crazy-busy lives these days. We have different things that make us "crazy-busy", but none-the-less we all seem to understand this idea of "crazy-busy". It is in this very context that time-outs are most… Continue reading God’s Time-Out: Why is it scary to be quiet?
I give a rather popular talk entitled "And Then God Gave Me A Time-Out". In it, I speak about the time-outs I had, a freak leg injury that was quickly followed by stage III cancer. In the period of 18 months I had 12 surgeries, chemo and radiation between repairs of my leg and treatments… Continue reading God’s Time Out – a Perspective
Faith reflections on dichotomies experienced while traveling through Pennsylvania.