Courage to Face Giants

Friday, July 21, 2017 In preparation to meet his opponent David stooped to collect five stones from the streambed. His stride never faltered as he crossed the Valley of Elah and the outline of his adversary came into clearer view. Neither did he utter thoughts of retreat, nor vocalize fear as he neared Goliath and…

Not My Day

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Although he was to my left and some distance away, I could clearly see him. “What is that guy doing?” I asked mainly to myself. “I mean, the dude just caught ANOTHER fish! What is that? Like, number five?” Longing to feel the bump indicating a bite, I stared at my pole…

Restlessness

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 It always happens after completing a high-pressure project, turning in the last assignment for one of my seven-week grad classes, or wrapping up an intense writing contract. Restlessness. I don’t know what to do with myself. I’m tempted to call this scenario the black hole syndrome. It’s akin to falling into…

Off The Grid

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Because I’m not a cold weather fan, I spend most of the winter season holed up indoors yearning for fresh air and sunshine. It’s the warmer temperatures of spring that finally lure me beyond the four walls. Outside, my senses work overtime to absorb the springtime emergence as the forests come alive,…

More Than A Number

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Several months ago I shared the story of a family whose lives were changed forever by one man’s choice to drive under the influence of alcohol. For the second part of this series I recounted my voluntary visit to the courthouse in support of my colleague as he spoke at a…

A Toast ‘Em Pastries Flashback

February 21, 2017 “Hey, stay here and get the lunch meat. I’m gonna grab some chicken,” I said to my youngest then turned to walk away. “Do they have good chicken here?” she asked. Her question stopped me in my tracks. “I don’t know. If they don’t, I won’t get any.” Leaving her at the…