The Burden of Ministry

The Burden of Ministry

My heart hurts as I read stories of ministers facing burnout, depression, and leaving ministry. The present COVID crisis and political conflicts add to  the normal stress. We need long conversations. We need to work on ways to bring help. Here are a few thoughts I...
More Thoughts on 60

More Thoughts on 60

Last week I wrote about aging. My aging. This week I continue writing and aging and writing about aging. Our aging. My 60th birthday was nice. Thanks for all the kind cards and comments. Thanks to my family for time together. My mind, however, continues thinking about...
When Life Changes Suddenly

When Life Changes Suddenly

From the book: Underwater: When Encephalitis, Brain Injury and Epilepsy Change Everything. Seize the moment. This moment. That is what many of us are trying to do. As I am trying, I hear many questions still running through this damaged mind. What is it like saying...
A Life I Decided to Embrace

A Life I Decided to Embrace

From ‬the book Underwater: When Encephalitis, Brain Injury and Epilepsy Change Everything. “I don’t understand.” She stated that sentence after listening to my story. As a college student studying to pursue a career in counseling, she wanted to hear my narrative about...
One Suit and Two Saturdays and Many Memories

One Suit and Two Saturdays and Many Memories

A black suit and a black tie. A white shirt and black shoes. Formal attire warn on two Saturdays, one week apart, and for very different reasons. Saturday, June 20, I led a wedding in Franklin Springs, GA, outside on a very hot morning. We celebrated the uniting of a...