What time is it?

For many of us, keeping track of time is essential as we go about our day. In fact, we talk about it in all kinds of ways: I'm out of time. Oh, look at the time. It's time to go. We have alarms that tell us when it's time to get up. We talk about…

marriage & relationships, part 1

Not long ago, I was at a wedding for a family friend. It was scheduled to be outside, with a barn as the backup. About an hour before the wedding, it started to rain. So, into the refurbished barn we went. Before the ceremony began, the officiating pastor got up to give us some preliminary…

Out of my control

Working with kids in the court system, I'll sometimes share with them the concept someone came up with that there are 3 ways that most (all?) of life can be categorized: 1) things they can control, 2) things they can't control, and 3) things they can influence. Turns out, that doesn't just apply to teenagers…