the good the bad and the beautiful

Always, without exception, our world is a mixture of the beautiful and the horrific. I commonly see both child molestation and the wide eyed wonder of children's innocence; the joy of a wedding and the pain of a divorce; the miracle of birth in one hospital room and the premature death of a loved one... Continue Reading →

Exquisite Hope

Go back in time, a couple of millenia with me:  It is now the month of Tishri (Sept/Oct), year 3758 of the Hebrew calendar.  From this point, only 200 years ago the Ming Dynasty was building the Great Wall of China, and the Mayan civilization created a calendar.   On this tiny little blue green planet,... Continue Reading →

memoria

50 year birthday. Thanksgiving. Christmas Season. One son in college and another with his first car. It has all piled up on me. As I was driving to meet a couple of new clients this morning, my mind was flooded with memories. It was like watching an old 8mm film of my life, projected onto... Continue Reading →

50 yr eval

I turned 50 about a month ago. I have yet to reach an age for which I'm not ready, where I feel like I haven't accomplished enough for my age, or at which I am dissatisfied with who or what I am. 50 is no exception. I have learned some things in the last year... Continue Reading →

Emmanuel Pantokrator

Christmas has come and gone. But even in the absence of Christmas: Emmanuel. God is with us. He doesn't leave when the decorations come down, or the tree becomes a fish habitat, or even when the presents lose their newness. He remains, as He always has been and always will be. And its not just... Continue Reading →

Screw it.

Some days are like roller coasters; some days are like the "It's a Small World" ride at Disneyworld, or the movie "Groundhog Day." Like I'm trapped in a room with an annoying loop of some stupid pop song playing. Hit me Baby one more time, one more time, one more time, one more time, noe... Continue Reading →

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