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Rehab

Rehab

Listen to AudioBrené Brown introduced me to the phrase “shame storm.” If you’re like me, you’ve been caught in one before. You just didn’t know what to call it.Shame storms can be triggered by all sorts of things, and they may take different forms for different...
Love Takes Practice

Love Takes Practice

Listen to AudioMary and Joseph brought the forty-day-old Jesus to the Temple.  Devout Jews, they were participating in spiritual practices dictated by the Law.  And while Mary and Joseph go to the Temple together, the laws drawing them there required different but...
What Are Friends For?

What Are Friends For?

“What are friends for?”You’ve probably said this to somebody or heard it said by somebody else to you.  It’s a rhetorical question that means roughly, “You’re welcome.  I did this for you because of what we are to one another.”Nobody expects you to answer the...
Being Yourself is Not All About You

Being Yourself is Not All About You

Listen to AudioMeeting new people used to terrify me.  Born with a cleft palate that went mostly uncorrected until I reached my twenties, I had a profound speech impediment.  Pronouncing “s” and “j” correctly was physically impossible for me.  Just think a minute...
Love Makes a Holy Mess

Love Makes a Holy Mess

Listen to the AudioAfter our daughter Meredith was born, our pediatrician came by the birthing room for a first checkup.  The doctor told us, “She’s perfect.”  Well, I could have told her that.  Joy and I had already begun the misguided journey that many parents...