This morning I woke up thinking about one of those old fashion yellow sponges that sit on the top of a porcelain sink. Imagine that? The type of white sink that has one compartment for washing the dirty dishes and the other for rinsing them. The old fashion kind, that was perfectly white and shiny. It was necessary to meticulously wash it, cover it carefully … Continue reading Soggy
There is something about music, coffee in a mug, a day off after the holiday’s that is so rich. The weeks filled with family, friends, reflections, and memories somehow ground us in the tradition of life. The year close seems to always be defined with separation of the successes, struggles and failures. It is hard to imagine a year that does not bring challenges that are … Continue reading Out with the old
Each year when I get a card from this special friend, I am drawn to post in on my blog. I am sure it is a result of fond memories of this friend and the long lasting impact she has had on my heart. This card is an original painting reminding us of the real reason we are celebrating today, the birth of Christ … Continue reading For Unto You…A Child
I have been blessed this year on many fronts in my life. While on most days life can be a struggle, celebrating the good things somehow decreases the challenging times. I was selected the Biz Time Milwaukee Health Care Hero of the Year for my work with people living with mental illness in our community. The following is the talk I shared with my colleagues who … Continue reading Gravel Road
November has become on of my favorite month for many reasons. It tends to be the month of giving thanks for the many things in life. Some of that gratefulness originates from the people in your life yet other comes from the grace of God. Without question, November is a time to reflect and give honor those aspects of your life of which you are … Continue reading Think, plan, do, then repeat
Vacations are the perfect time to indulge life. Soak up moments with family and friends creating a lifetime of unforgettable memories. If you are not careful it can become routine when your focus is on perfection. Eat ice cream with extra crunch. Continue reading Extra crunch-42 word micro story
Father God, thank you for this day of Thanksgiving. We are grateful for the undying grace that you shine over our lives. Father thank you for the time we are about to share today with our family and friends. Diane and I behold the moments when our home is filled with those closest to us in our life. Jesus, we know our struggles with health, … Continue reading In Everything
Turn on the television to watch 7 minutes of the local news. Pick up a news paper, scroll the feed and you see it. Turn on the radio, read a tweet and it is there. Listen at the water cooler or in line at Starbucks the chatter fills your ears. It is at the line at the grocery store and at the drive though window. … Continue reading Street lamp
The events of the day made me feel very thankful. It is our experiences in life that bring us the most meaning. Life can be a struggle even feel like you are suffering sometimes. It feels like you will never make traction on achieving your goals. It can even feel like the world is working against your cause at times. Whether your struggle is finding … Continue reading I Object!
It is Interesting thinking about relationships in your life and how they work. Hard to imagine life without them they are the center of meaning in your life most of the time. Yet other times they also can be the center of everything that causes you pain. It is really hard to understand them especially when there is tension between you and the other person. … Continue reading As you are.