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Walking Each Other Home

Walking Each Other Home

Aside from playing catch and riding in the car, our dog Gracie enjoys taking walks more than anything. She loves the exercise, the sights, the smells. Especially the smells. But what she likes best of all is that we’re doing it together. Again and again she smiles up...
Against the Odds

Against the Odds

These days Anne Lamott may be an accomplished skier, but a few years ago she would warm up with the beginners for a while and then stick with the easiest intermediate slope.  Once, after several goes on her usual course, she hopped on the chairlift for yet...
We Could Use Some Hope

We Could Use Some Hope

Lots of us are feeling a little shaky these days. Overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious, disoriented. Well no wonder. Just take a look around: There are shootings at elementary schools and at church potlucks. You can’t find baby formula, and you can hardly afford to fill...
Faith in A Secular Age

Faith in A Secular Age

This is part 4 of 4 in the series “Wondering about the Resurrection” Dave hurried up to me in the church parking lot. You could see from a distance that he was bursting at the seams to tell me something. Initially, I worried that this was about to be one of those...
Where I Get Hope

Where I Get Hope

This essay is Part 2 of 4 in the series “Wondering about the Resurrection” Looking out my office window I noticed a crowd of camo-clad men and women assembling about thirty feet or so from me. Who on earth were these people and what did they want? Eventually it dawned...