Taming Anxiety Over the Unknown

Taming Anxiety over the Unknown

Knocking twenty-two years’ worth of dust off a resume stretches the definition of “creative writing” to its limit. After giving my time away for two decades, could I convince even myself that my skills are marketable? Was I still capable of holding my own in the workforce? The questions hung in the air like a challenge. At… Continue reading Taming Anxiety Over the Unknown

Dementia, Dignity, and Honoring God

Modern medicine has made optimists out of us all. Cancer? Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy frequently combine to leave the patient cancer-free or living well with the disease as a chronic illness. Heart attack? Clot-busters, by-pass surgery, rehabilitation, and the patient returns to a normal life. Dementia?  Well, that's a different story.  Pharmaceutical options are disappointing,… Continue reading Dementia, Dignity, and Honoring God

Wisdom for Waiting: Ten Lessons from the Life of Joseph

It's become a cliché, really. "Wait on God." In the glib heart, it's an all purpose non-answer.  It's what we say when we don't know what to say. In Waiting on God: What to Do When God Does Nothing, Wayne Stiles opens the lens of Scripture to take in the Old Testament life of Joseph and de-formulizes that… Continue reading Wisdom for Waiting: Ten Lessons from the Life of Joseph