Sheep are completely defenseless. They have no sharp teeth, or fierce claws, or fast legs to get away. When under attack by an enemy, a sheep has two choices; stay in a group or flee. Predators attack the ones separated from the flock – the old, the weak, the ill, and especially the young. In… Read More The One with The Shepherd
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. – Ecclesiastes… Read More To Everything, Turn.
Anne Lamott writes in her book Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith that the best prayers she knows are, “Help me, help me, help me” and “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” I don’t argue too much with Lamott. About anything. It took a little child to show me, however, just how true the concept of simplicity… Read More The Best Prayer is “Thank You”
Today’s children are tomorrow’s adults. Please make it a priority to be kind to the children around you in all places and at all times.
My daughter and I made a treasure box yesterday from an old cardboard shipping container and some glittery “jewels,” marker, glue, and paint. It was all going as expected until she leaned back, tapped her chin and said very matter-of-factly: There needs to be a god. This is a child who doesn’t talk much about… Read More Every Land Needs a God
There are pictures, and then there are photographs. And then photographs evolve to portraits, and portraits speak to identity and soul in ways that are irrefutable and powerful. With every President of the United States, there emerges a portrait that speaks to the American people. That portrait, that eternal visual of identity and soul, enters… Read More The President and the Children: Don’t Think First, Just Feel. Then Think.
I was born in Charleston, West Virginia, over four decades ago. Before I was fourteen years old, I had been to Bermuda, Quebec, Denmark, Paris, Switzerland, and Germany. I attended college in North Carolina, and before I graduated I had back-packed Germany, Scotland, and England. I worked on Capitol Hill my first year out of… Read More Fly Away Home