Meeting others in our mess

Every one has messy stuff in our lives. Some of us show it pretty clearly; it becomes obvious in less than 5 minutes. For others of us, it takes time. The surface may look good, but real time spent in our lives and in our homes will show -- we don't have it all together.…

An Unlikely Friendship

In my previous post, I looked at the importance of listening to those we disagree with. For many, that's not high on the list of priorities. That's understandable; it's hard to listen to someone who has a completely different take on an issue of great importance to us. But I think it's important to remember:…

On the Need for Pals & Parchments

What keeps you going? What gets you through the rough days, the times of uncertainty, the questions that do not have easy answers? Well, the answer for that is probably a bit different for each of us. This morning, I was reminded of two ways that help me face the challenges -- and I was…