Ruffling feathers

  While I was working out at the gym recently, my trainer asked, “How long did it take you to finish that set of weights?  My response: “Two ‘Our Father’s, … Continue Reading →


My best response to loss

  As I get older I am learning to trust God more and more. God is (thankfully) winning, but I have to say, it has been a hard-fought battle. I … Continue Reading →


Exercising muscles I’d prefer not to exercise

  Monday, March 13th was my brother Brian’s 53rd birthday. He celebrated it in heaven having died eight years ago of a massive heart attack. I immediately thought of Brian … Continue Reading →


Through all of it

  There’s a song I hear from time to time on Christian radio.  The lyrics begin,  I have won And I have lost I got it right sometimes But sometimes … Continue Reading →


We will steal your children

  I went to a mosque on Friday to pray with Muslims. I never thought I’d write such a sentence. Or thought there would be the need to do such a thing. … Continue Reading →


It’s a New Year alright

  I went on a winter hike in the Shenandoah Mountains over New Year’s weekend with a few friends and Brock III. I’ll save sharing about the actual hike for … Continue Reading →


The Holy

  It’s that time of year again when we hear the beautiful story told about the Birth of Christ. The innocent pregnant girl. The strong silent husband. The angel Gabriel. … Continue Reading →


Are you the one we have been waiting for?

  Humor me. If you can, find a plastic straw. Close one eye and look through the straw at something across the room. I asked my parishioners to join me … Continue Reading →



What Does Your Love Look Like?

You may have noticed in the blog post My Parent’s Kitchen table (November 10, 2015), I quote Dr. Brené Brown, sharing how important it is that we know our truth, … Continue Reading →