Do you see what I see?

I recently had eye surgery—nothing as “hip” as LASIK or as routine as cataract removal.  I was born with a genetic disease of the cornea.  There are cells in the cornea that pump fluid away, keeping it clear.  When these cells don’t work correctly, fluid builds up and vision becomes cloudy or hazy.  It’s like…

Are you mad?

”Well, who is this angry man I see In the mirror looking back at me?” (Steven Curtis Chapman, “Savior”) I don’t like the answer to that question–it’s my face in the mirror!  Why am I so MAD? Loss of control.  Fear.  Disappointment.  Weariness.  Or maybe something so silly as the fact that someone ate all…

Do you pray?

Do you pray? Are you thinking about prayer more often in recent days?  Does the idea of prayer confuse or intimidate you? I found a simple definition of prayer online: “a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.”  Prayer is communicating with God.  It can be done with eyes open or…

Say Something

Say something. That was the title of a blog post I read last week.  And it reminded me of 2 friendships—how I failed in one, and how that failure motivates me to do a better job at caring for my friends. Decades ago, a friend was going through deep waters, and I didn’t know what…

Scarcity or Enough?

Mom once told me that we live in “scarcity” rather than “enough” or “abundance.” –We wake up and say we didn’t get enough sleep. –Our coffee wasn’t strong enough–or we didn’t get enough. –The shower wasn’t hot enough or long enough. –There’s not enough time to make it to our scheduled appointment. Yada, yada, yada… …