Gratitude for the Healers

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson A recent issue of The Atlantic  asked the question “What was the Greatest Gift of All Time?” Not surprisingly, people’s answer to that question was impacted by their experience. The director of philanthropic giving for The Smithsonian named...

December’s Sky

by Paul Hettinga Every December sky must lose its faith in leaves And dream of the spring inside the trees How heavy the empty heart How light the heart that’s full Sometimes, I have to trust what I can’t know… And so starts Beth Nielsen Chapman’s song...

What About Bob?

by Tom Pappas When I was climbing up the front range of this adventure we call our lifetime, I remember several points where changes were imminent; and I clearly recall saying, “Change is invigorating.” A household move, a change of teaching assignment, the birth of a...

Prayer For Being Other Than Successful

by Angier Brock “What this world needs is not more people who are successful but more people who are peacemakers, poets, lovers of all things.” Someone said that last week at a conference in the mountains of Virginia. Though I cannot remember which of several speakers...