The Power Of The Lie

The Power Of The Lie

Just a white lie, no one needs to know, bending the truth, what they don’t know won’t hurt them. The excuses and rationalizations go on and on. Truth or Dare may be an entertaining parlor game, but Truth or Lie is a serious business. “What is the motivation of lie...
Life Guided by Love not Fear

Life Guided by Love not Fear

While working as a counseling intern at a women and children’s homeless shelter, I found a small paperback on my supervisor’s bookshelf. I read the first few chapters awaiting our meeting. While the title and author remain a mystery (Lord knows I have tried to find...
The Season of Light

The Season of Light

The Season of Light Today is the first Sunday in Advent, also known as, the Season of Light.  The word advent means coming. As we move toward the winter solstice, the day of least sunlight, the ritual of advent gives us hope for the coming of additional light. We burn...
“Not My Circus; Not My Monkey”

“Not My Circus; Not My Monkey”

We live in community. We are taught to be helpers, problem solvers, good neighbors, partners, and parents. However, there is a line between helping and interfering. A wise friend shared her favorite quote, “Not my circus, not my monkey.” But, where is that elusive...