Loneliness – A Catalyst for Change

This Spring, two major studies were released on the subject of loneliness and the tangible impact it has on our society. I wrote the following article for a secular magazine, …

Time

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:     a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and …

Deep Waters

A reflection on Psalm 29, dedicated to our beloved friends who have lost their family and friends in the flood and to the community of Corpus Christi and beyond who …

Movie Review

The scene is typical. Middle-aged man struggles with feelings of self-doubt. Ex-wife comes and goes, imparting a disconcerting balance of personal accusation and love. Estranged daughter entwines her life with …

Leftover Christmas Lights

This year I am not eager to “put away” Christmas. It all happened so fast. I barely had a chance to catch the magic – that late night, twinkling light …

“With”

There seem to be two ways to walk in the wind. With or Against. Most days it’s both – against in one direction and with when you make your turn …

A Call to Stand

“Stand up, José!” I heard a strong voice yell behind me. “Stand up!” I turned around, not prepared for the barrage of children, of varying ages and two-wheeled vehicles that …

Pelicans

“Fat Bottomed Girls” was all I could think of as I watched a pair of pelicans struggle to lift off the surface of the water. Their ungainly tail ends wobbled …

Smack A Cactus

I shouldn’t tell you this little episode I had… this little “run-in” I had… with a cactus. I doesn’t reflect well on me. But I can’t seem to get it …

Funeral For A Friend

I went to two funerals this week, each a lovely and poignant blessing. I went as a bystander, a friend, a comforter, for I did not know either of the …