How to keep New Year’s resolutions.

Almost all New Year’s resolutions fail in the first few weeks; do you know why that is? For most of us, we attempt large sweeping changes like the ones listed in this meme…and that’s why our resolutions fail. When we make small incremental changes...

An Advent Reflection on 2017

One question that has been on the minds of many people this past year has been, where is God? Where is God when there is so much tragedy, loss, loneliness, harassment, racism, natural disasters, abuse of power, war, death, and brokenness in the world. It’s a...

Rectangles & Rounds

Have you ever noticed in very large corporate boardrooms the tables are almost always rectangles? And most of the time the most prominent person in the company is put at the head of the table. Everyone turns to listen to what he or she has to say, often taking notes...

The Examen; A Lenten Reflection

The Examen; A Lenten Reflection I don’t necessarily enjoy going to the doctor. There are times when I get sick, and I must go to the doctor so that I can feel better, but that doesn’t mean I like it. As I get older all the experts say I need to make regular...

The Psalms of Lament: How Long, Oh Lord?

The Psalms of Lament: How Long, Oh Lord? Every human being at some point will have experiences in life in which things will go terribly wrong. The “normal” of life will be upset and the proverbial wheels will fall off. Most of the situations that we will encounter...

3 Ducks

I was on a run one late afternoon at English Landing Park in Parkville and noticed something a bit surprising. It is standard practice after I run at the park to walk alongside the rivers edge and attempt to slow my life down a bit; I tend to move at a blistering pace...