Lunch with my boys

My Rocket! I had lunch with the boys today. Chick-fil-a was in order. Nuggets. Waffle Fries. Lemonade. The gesture of lunch was simple but long-lasting. I can’t believe I have the capacity to love another human being as much as I love these boys. Thank you, Father!

Another tooth…lost…well, found, but lost

Christopher lost his fourth tooth today. The story goes that he had just finished school and was waiting at the car line, having his after school snack. While eating his blueberry bar, it fell out. He managed the whole event on his own, washing his mouth out, putting his tooth away (for the tooth fairy…OBVIOUSLY!)…

David the percussionist

Ok. It’s been a long time that I’ve blogged about our family and I’ll discuss that later. For now, I want to say how much fun I had with David today at his morning chapel service. We were both on stage playing percussion instruments. It was so much fun. I got a little teary-eyed when…

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.  We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us…

This is the Gospel I didn’t hear

By Henri Nouwen Jesus says: “Blessed are the poor, the gentle, those who mourn, those who hunger and thirst for uprightness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who are persecuted in the cause of uprightness” (Matthew 5:3-10). These words offer us a self-portrait of Jesus. Jesus is the Blessed One. And…

Like a sapling he grew up in front of us, like a root in arid ground. Without beauty, without majesty (we saw him), no looks to attract our eyes; a thing despised and rejected, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering, a man to make people screen their faces; he was despised and we…

“Don’t shoot the messenger”

“Don’t shoot the messenger” We often hear this phrase when someone has a challenging word for us or when we have to share a truthful word with someone else.  The phrase, “truth hurts”, is a shared sentiment by many whether in marriage, the workplace or a church setting.   Do we, perhaps, only listen to…

Attending our Hearts

Luke 8:48,49 Where do words come from?  Why is it that we say what we say?  In one passage Jesus says, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”.  So then words are crafted in the depth of hearts.  They come from the center of who we are.  Our work in life is…

The Myth of “Soul Mate”

“Soul mate” This is one of the orange words that I hear a whole lot of and this is the one that really and truly scares me. It is a phrase that is more of a neon light, glow in the dark, flashing fluorescent orange alert of a word. When a patient comes in and tells…

Happy New Years Eve 2010

It’s 7:20 pm, 12/31/2010. It’s cold outside and warm inside. We’ve invited some friends over last minute to celebrate the turn of a new decade. My God!!! This last decade brought so many changes. Let’s do a quick recap: 2002 – Got married to my Love! 2005 – Bought our first house in Oceanside 2005 –…