A few years ago, I was away with my wife, Suzie, for a weekend getaway. After a day of exploring, we went to an observatory on the North Fork of Long Island for an opportunity to view the stars from advanced telescopes. I was moved by the generosity and passion of the volunteers who… Continue reading So Much to Learn
St. Francis de Sales once said, “Be who you are, and be that well.” He also said, “Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.” These two quotes are intertwined as knowing who you are in not necessarily easy. As you have already discovered, it is in fact a life long… Continue reading YOUR CALL
For several generations, the Beatles hit "Let it Be," has captured the love and admiration of western civilization. When Paul McCartney discussed the origins of the lyrics with James Corden last year, we were reminded of the depth of this music and its special place in our own stories. In 2013, the Disney film Frozen introduced… Continue reading Let It Be & Let It Go
Michelangelo, the famous Renaissance artist, approached sculpting as a process to “set free” angels. He would pick the right block of rigid stone, and through a discovery process, chip away until he set the angel, or statue, free. While he spoke of stone, you are invited“set free” the beauty that exists within you. Within all… Continue reading SET FREE YOUR INNER ANGEL
This series of posts will focus on lessons taught by an incredible daughter to her admiring parent. "I'm a good girl," said Shea, my 2-year old toddler said in response to her sleeping in her own bed the night before. "Of course you are," I responded. "You are always good." This isn't the… Continue reading Lessons from a 2-year old
This series of posts titled "Inspiring Tunes," highlights inspirational songs that provide a valuable message worth further reflection and consideration. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXpd1mbeXE8 There is no shortage of thoughtful, inspiring songs by Jennifer Nettles, both as a solo artist and as a member of the hit-making duo Sugarland with Kristin Bush. This 2016 single offers an… Continue reading INSPIRING TUNES: Salvation Works
Where is God? We tend to ask this question in moments of tragedy and loss. Most recently, the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning. Today, there are civil wars, refugees seeking shelter, persecution because of gender and sexual identity, natural disasters, violence in the name of religion, among many others. Many rest their… Continue reading Where is God?