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There’s More Than Meets The Eye

There’s More Than Meets The Eye

I was eleven years old when Neil Armstrong stepped out of the Apollo 11 lunar module onto the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969. My mother and I watched Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind” on a black and white TV in a cheap motel room. Mom had spent most of her...
A Reason for Hope

A Reason for Hope

I am not an especially optimistic person. Neither am I particularly pessimistic. It would be fair to call me a realist. So it might surprise you to hear that my realism is what makes me profoundly hopeful. Hope is more than wishful thinking. There’s nothing wrong with...
Reaching Your Limit

Reaching Your Limit

“I’m so tired.” Tons of people report feeling exhausted by the time they get home from work. More than a few have been dragging themselves through the entire day every day since the pandemic descended upon us. Mental health providers call this Pandemic Fatigue, and...
A Lesson from My Dog

A Lesson from My Dog

Thunderstorms undo our dog Gracie. Her acute hearing detects them long before our ears get the first clue. She’s like our canary in the coal mine. When she starts shaking, we look for clouds on the horizon and check the Weather Channel app. In the predawn gloom of a...
What Really Matters to You?

What Really Matters to You?

At the height of a sunny day, a madman lights a lantern and rushes into a crowded market. He shouts, “I’m looking for God! I’m looking for God!” People laugh at the spectacle, taunting and ridiculing the man. Someone says, “Do you think he might be lost?” Another...