When Fear Becomes Gratitude

When Fear Becomes Gratitude

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days:           Tuesday, October 31, 2017 A few weeks ago, Penny and my mom had a conversation where Penny shut down. It happens every…
Are You an Anxious Person?

Are You an Anxious Person?

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days: Friday, October 13, 2017 I’ve written a gazillion times about how my enduring concern for Penny is friendship. I now realize I’m praying for good friends for…

The antidote for outrage fatigue

Over the last month or so, the U.S. has been battered by four hurricanes (Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate). We’ve been shocked white supremacists marching in Charlottesville and killing a counter-protestor, and by a mass shooting in Las Vegas. We been divided by the ensuing debate on racism, and gun…