Time for Reflection

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson The poet David Whyte tells a wonderful, albeit painful, story about himself. He was busy at work, running from one office to the next. He passed a conference room full of his colleagues who were about to start a meeting. He knew there was...

A Son’s Heartfelt Remembrance of His Mother

by Paul Hettinga It’s been a month since my Mom died, and while I cling to the hope of the resurrection of her life with God, the angels and saints, including my wonderful dad, today, I’m still sad. Sad that she’s gone from us, sad that she never met her namesake...

Touchstone

by Tom Pappas It seemed like a good idea at the time. What could go wrong? All I needed to do was convince a friend to join me for a 500-mile road trip so we could participate in the Chicago Men’s Retreat over a weekend in March. And I did recruit a friend; and...

Prayer for Inklings of Resurrection

by Angier Brock When I was in third grade, I tried out for the elementary school choir. Broken-hearted over not being accepted into it, I cried for days. Finally, unable to stand my sorrow any longer, my parents called someone. I do not know who spoke to whom, or was...