Character Development

In a well-written novel, or drama series, we learn about the characters’ personalities as they’re slowly revealed to us. As we go more “in-depth” with them, we observe how they walk through life and begin to understand what makes them tick—what causes them to act the way they do. Their “characters” are being developed right […]

Making Time For What Truly Matters

Seven years ago a devastating tornado struck Joplin, Missouri. I read about a family of five who lived through that twister—the deadliest one that our country had seen in over sixty years. One of the children was separated from the rest of the family when the tornado set down. I cannot begin to imagine the […]

Joyful Presence

A week ago, I went to the doctor because I was a bit “under the weather”. Scheduling doctor’s appointments because I’m sick isn’t something I typically do- not because I don’t believe in the medical profession (I do), but simply because I honestly don’t like entertaining the possibility that I’m unwell. Like every year, the week of […]

What “Languages” Do You Speak?

Last Sunday at church, Sue (the Pastor of the faith community I belong to) did something really cool for Pentecost. (In most Christian religions, Pentecost commemorates the descent of The Holy Spirit. In Judaism it’s celebrated as the feast of Shavuot; the giving of The Law on Sinai.) Sue was reading verses from The Bible, […]