Growing up I had never heard of “Lent”. It was a foreign concept to my low-brow spiritual upbringing. In fact all of the “church calendar” (with the notable exceptions of Easter, Christmas and Pentecost) were seen as the machinations of the elite liturgical church used to manufacture artificial spiritual experiences. Jeesh…we are a dumb lot […]
Ripples are the small things that make a big difference in the life and future of those touched by the waves.
It burst out of him spontaneously. He literally couldn’t help himself. When our oldest grandson, Gabe, was little and something really good happened to him, he would look up with an ecstatic smile and squeal, “Happy birthday to me!” It made no difference that it wasn’t even close to his birthday, he could think of no better […]
There is just enough truth in most rumors to make them believable. There is also more than enough lie to make them devastating. Spreading a rumor is assassinating a character on the installment plan. Insidious caricatures of reality cloaked in vestiges of truth eat away at the foundation of an integrity someone has worked a long time to […]