What do pastors think about when they are working their sore knees in physical therapy? Lots of things. Putting new words to old songs. Coming up with punny playlists (church nerd humor). And laughing at themselves. “A joyful heart is good medicine” says the Proverb. So it is… so it is. Therefore, put on the full … More From Second Hesitations
Tonight I offer prayers for the whys prayers for the not agains prayers for the dying prayers for the dead prayers for the angry prayers for the scared prayers for the healers prayers for the investigators prayers for the grieving prayers for the bystanders prayers for the perpetuators of hate prayers for the unhelpful rhetoric … More Prayers for the whys
I participated in my fourth Alzheimer’s Walk today. I almost didn’t go because I have a banged up knee that is not responding to the current treatment plan of exercise/rest/ice/meds/ignore/repeat. (Yes. I’m going to the doctor next week.) I went anyway because it’s a great time with my colleagues. It’s impressive to see the size of … More Motivation: #Walk2EndAlz
It is a long night in Terminal C tonight. Once the airline’s gate agent announced a 2+ hour delay, many of the ticketed passengers either bailed to another flight, or went to find a place to eat dinner. I found a quiet corner, plugged in my headphones and started reading. I looked up at one … More Ally in motion
In the never-ending pile of books in my “to be read” pile, I came across a quote recently that spoke volumes to the way I want to live my life. In reading A Testament of Hope, a collection of essays, sermons and speeches by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I found these words: Hatred paralyzes life; … More I will choose to Love
I am learning how badly I am following my own teaching on “self care.” I wrote recently about a bad fall that I had on our patio, which left me bruised and with a swollen and painful knee. While I did follow basic first aid practices (ice, rest, elevation, anti-inflammatories), I did not take any … More Self-care (A review for the stubborn one)
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. So says the writer of Proverbs, anyway. (16:18 if you’re playing along for points.) This evening just before things were completely dark outside, I heard our wind chimes singing mightily in the back yard. I rushed out the back door, grateful the rain had … More What cometh before a fall?