It Isn’t About Football

I’ve been thinking . . . It isn’t about football. On January 3, 2023, Buffalo Bills football player, Damar Hamlin, suffered a cardiac arrest on the field during a game with the Bengals. Even if you know nothing about football and don’t care about the sport, i doubt you can escape the solidarity of all … Read more

It’s Hard. Just Start.

More PEACE this year.

A few months ago, while hiking a trail in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan, I noticed how effortlessly our group traversed the winding paths over rocks, under broken branches, through groves of trees, and along the water’s edge. What would have been a challenging route a hundred years ago today required little more than … Read more

When Is Christmas?

Last week in an online community the host threw a virtual Christmas party. We filled the hour with fun and laughter, but also some remembrances of Christmas past. Getting back to that virtual party. Each of us shared one-sentence memories which our host, Ann Kroeker, compiled into poetry. Please listen to it here. Ann’s voice … Read more

Hope & Becoming

I’ve been thinking … Life is complicated. On our way to becoming, we learn from each other how to navigate this thing called life. We first learned from parents, then from teachers, coaches and for those fortunate enough to partner up with one, a mentor who articulates important life-enhancing behaviors. We glean knowledge from listening … Read more

A new kind of Notice

Do you ever feel invisible? Think about it. Here’s what I mean by that. It isn’t that you want to be on display, receive applause, or even be the center of attention, but maybe simply to be noticed. We all go through times when we want someone, we care about, to notice us. Maybe we … Read more

Refining Grace