3 Wishes

All the dishes are washed and food put away. The turkey soup simmered on the stove in anticipation of being combined with the noodles. On the window ledge above the sink, was the most important tradition of the celebration of giving thanks. The wishbone was there perfectly dried, awaiting two people to engage in theContinue reading “3 Wishes”

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”

Inheritance

It is hard to imagine a year without taking the time to be thankful for our life. On the eve of Thanksgiving Day, complete with cuts, scrapes and discolored fingertips from a day of chopping, I am full. You might be thinking how is that possible because you haven’t cooked the turkey yet? Chopping for 3Continue reading “Inheritance”

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”

As you are.

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 especiallyContinue reading “As you are.”

Crackers

Family night was bingo at the casino. Those of you that know me well know this a really hard task for me.  The challenging task of the messy daubers, the constant required focus and the relentless competition all stress me beyond belief. Last night was certainly challenge with one exception. I sat next to an elderlyContinue reading “Crackers”

Proverbs 27:17

There is bible verse stuck in my head ever since I read it the other day. It imprinted in heart, even got stuck in my throat. You know that feeling right?  It is impossible to imagine life without people around who love you unconditionally. It is easy to think of needing love like you need water. ImagineContinue reading “Proverbs 27:17”

Will someone change the diaper?

Heard the funniest analogy that I simply cannot get out of my head. I was raising money for a project I am leading,  a new health center for our community. The meetings with philanthropists, foundations and grant applications are too many to count at this point. The need in our community swells beyond comprehension. Honestly,Continue reading “Will someone change the diaper?”

Presence and intent

As I stumbled to the coffee pot the white board on the refrigerator stopped me. The white board is the white shiny surface with multiple color markers like the ones you see hanging in corporate offices. In the office you might see the agency vision, the strategy and all the plans for the company to prosperContinue reading “Presence and intent”