99 Days of Gratitude Day 2-The Dream Team…

I was talking with my Mom on my way home from work tonight as a do most days in a parking lot of traffic. She said you are working late tonight as always Son. You have done this work for a long time. I said yes I love the people we serve as much asContinue reading “99 Days of Gratitude Day 2-The Dream Team…”

Intention

I was pressed into dinner conversation the other night with a new friend in my life. He and I were sitting in a little Thai restaurant on the east side near the college campus. You know the type of restaurant where you can smell ginger and soy when you open your car door a blockContinue reading “Intention”

For Unto You…A Child

  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 theContinue reading “For Unto You…A Child”

Gravel Road

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.Continue reading “Gravel Road”

Hallelujah

Diane shared this song with Josh and me tonight, touching my heart. It was a great holiday and most fun to spend time as a family together. We did all the things families should do, spend time together, talk, shop, share stories, play games, have family dinners and tonight in Diane’s way we worshiped togetherContinue reading “Hallelujah”

In Everything

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 usContinue reading “In Everything”

One more time

The other day a photographer came to interview me for a story they are doing in a local newspaper.  I am not exactly a fan of having my picture taken and this photographer must have sensed my anxiousness. He was a really nice man, born and raised in the city. He was chatting me upContinue reading “One more time”

Street lamp

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 lineContinue reading “Street lamp”

Past, present and future

Traveled to Vermont this weekend to teach at the University. My first time in Vermont yet it felt like home. Being there at the end of Fall seeing the hue of leaves on the trees or as a carpet on the ground was breath-taking. The opportunity to work with  graduate school students is always a richContinue reading “Past, present and future”

In the dark

Michael was sitting on the side of the road on a barren rural highway in his car. It was 1 am and he just left the office buried in mounds of files all needing his attention at the same time. He felt nothing, his body was absent of any sensation, almost void of any signContinue reading “In the dark”