Real Conversations with a Friend

Have you ever tried to hold a good, heartfelt conversation in a busy restaurant or coffee shop? All the distractions — the noise, movement, other faces — they keep that conversation from going deep, and often you miss what’s said, what’s behind the words that are said. The best conversations happen when it’s quiet. On …

Reflecting on Lessons Learned

Lying on a gurney in the radiation room at my Cancer Treatment Center, I count up to 16. “You’re Number 16,” I say to the kind fellow prepping me for my morning CAT scan — Number 16 in a long line of strangers to examine, poke, bandage or photograph this rather personal area of my body.  He …

To feed the least of these

It is the season of “thanksgiving” so I stand in this field and give thanks. Through a summer that burned and baked, tested and tormented, this ground beneath my feet nurtured seed destined to feed many.  We had planted it with prayers and with promises to multiply the harvest double, if not triple, so that starving children half …