Previously before March and the march of the pandemic, our world was filled with hustle and bustle.  We rewarded busyness as if always working, striving, and achieving were the true marks of a life well-lived.  We elevated those who have given everything to gain success by always working and being and staying busy. Now our […]


After watching with concerned interest and persistent care many press conferences and such since Mid March, I became aware that I had enough knowledge and irritation. While taking a break from the public media and messaging challenges, such a decision also offers reprieve from much. A wise person wrote in Proverbs 26:21 “Just as charcoal […]


Prayer for Closeness with God in the Time of Social Distancing Inspired by Jeremiah 23:23-24 God, you are the maker of heaven and earth.  You created each and every one of us.  There is nothing that you do not see.  There is not a thought or feeling that we have that we can hide from […]

The rarest? What is the rarest: bravery in battle, great intelligence, or moral courage? This is not a trick question yet answering it or living it is. Hemingway wrote in A Farewell to Arms in 1929 “Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of […]

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Pain Now When you become aware of pain in your body, instead of fighting it, ignoring it, shaming it, or numbing it, you might ask yourself, “What if I could learn to welcome what is about my body, right here and now?” Instead of seeing pain as a nuisance, we can pay attention to it, […]