Facing the Darkness, Part I: Who are You?

Ask someone, “who are you?” There are a number of typical responses:

Name Profession A list of skills or hobbies Personal or professional history A description that involves physical characteristics such as height, weight, and age Likes and dislikes

If I were to ask


Buried Treasures

The other day I was looking at a picture of my three oldest children, a wonderful picture of them together that just melts my heart. (The picture was taken about 17 years ago. The oldest of the three was about 4 ½ in the picture.)

My family is precious to me; they are my treasures. […]

Prayers and Tears and Freedom

Have your prayers ever been answered? Did you ever make a wish, and see it come true? I’ve seen prayers answered, not when I pushed and pushed and tried to force my wishes into existence, but when I was completely committed to those wishes, and often, when I delivered those wishes with tears.

When I […]

Balance and Passion

I love the stillness of the night, the quiet that surrounds you when everyone else in the house has gone to sleep.

I’m often described as calm and cool. I find it easier to relax than most people, and easy to go to sleep. I enjoy using my hands to relax others. I love making […]

Ice Cream and Deep Desires

I was on vacation with my family last week in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. In many ways, I’m a simple guy. I like the many simple pleasures that life offers, and I find it easy to enjoy those simple pleasures again and again.

Sweet, warm fruit, in a fresh pie crust, soft and crumbly […]