7 years later: 24 hours to decide

Back in January of 2012, here’s what I wrote: That’s the message some friends got. 24 hours to decide whether to try moving ahead with an adoption. And they had no real assurance that moving ahead would ever end up with the child in their arms. “She might not make it through the night.” That’s […]

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A little reflection on faith.

You know how it is. You have 4 projects. You pick one. It’s the writing one. It’s the heart-disclosing one. It’s the one you could be judged for because you show that your heart isn’t as focused as you would like, your ways aren’t as ordered as you would like, as you teach, as you […]

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An altared wedding

Words and symbols matter. They are particularly significant in ceremonies, like weddings. So when Keagan and Charity and I started talking about their wedding, the cool thing came up. That’s what I call the symbolic action that couples do to represent their future. In recent US wedding history, couples have use a unity candle. I’ve […]

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What do I do with the extra that might not be for me?

Starting from the story we looked at yesterday, the man thought that the point of life was accumulating stuff. The more stuff, the better life. Let’s go back to the question. “What should I do with this?” How could he think differently about it? What if he didn’t use the word “my”? He could say, […]

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