The Many Faces of Hoarding

July 11, 2014 The Many Faces of Hoarding The subject of hoarders fascinates and mystifies me. Viewers bewitched by the topic kept the TV program “Hoarders” running for six seasons on the A&E cable channel, and “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on … Continue reading

I Missed the Graveyard – A Look Back at My Time in Seminary

If asked to list my dreams for the future as an adolescent, attending seminary would not have been one of them. Partly because it was not an option at the seminaries I would have wanted to attend; mostly because it … Continue reading

Transformation and Positive Change: Two Movies Show It Well

Frigid weather with sub-zero temps, the snow machine stuck “on”, and evenings where darkness sets in early are prime conditions for hunkering down and watching movies.  Add Netflix streaming available in front of my couch, multiple releases in theaters I … Continue reading

Evidence of Healing: When Our Scars No Longer Define Us

The thoracic surgeon walked into the surgical waiting room carrying a large magic marker in hand.  He drew an 8″ line from the top to the bottom of my sternum and said, “That’s the line we’ll follow when we make the … Continue reading