Are you Ill? 

Are you Ill? 

My grandmother often used a word to describe herself or other people. It was the word “ill”. She did not use it to describe someone who was sick with a cold or the flu. She used it to describe an attitude, a demeanor, or a spirit. For example, if someone were rude or...
5 Reasons We Should Complain

5 Reasons We Should Complain

As a minister and a father, I’m accustomed to hearing people complain, especially my kids. Such phrases as, “I don’t want to go to bed,” or “This sandwich is yucky,” or “My sister is bothering me,” are repeated on a seemingly infinite loop some days. Complaining...
When the Way Up is Down

When the Way Up is Down

“What a long time it can take to become the person one has always been!” Thus says Parker Palmer in his book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, which explores the quest we are all on to find our true calling. For thirty-eight years, my call as...