Belonging

Belonging… I have been blessed with an incredible sense of belonging to my family: an incredible spouse, great sons, supportive and enjoyable siblings, in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. I have been blessed with multiple circles of friends: from childhood, from the camp and youth world, from long-time affinity groups and neighbors. I have been blessed to … More Belonging

Gratitude

Gratitude . . . In the counseling world, when people are feeling overwhelmed, it’s often suggested that they spend time each day focusing on thanksgiving. In the pastoral care and spiritual direction worlds there are similar exercises, encouraging people to prayerfully end the day by expressing gratitude for the blessings they experienced during the day. … More Gratitude

Turn to Wonder

The Oxford Dictionary defines wonder as, “a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar.” I once heard life’s trajectory described in the following way: “Children—Wonder Years. Teen—Challenge Years. Young Adult—Searching Years. Adult—Journey Years. Senior—Wisdom Years.” Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to … More Turn to Wonder