About 10 a.m. last Tuesday, I walked out of a magazine office in a nice section of a nice city and found myself in the middle of a mugging. Literally. Impressive. But, God's armor is more so. The mugger briefly focused her attention on me. But, within seconds, an elderly woman was down in the… Continue reading Nothing but grace between the mugger and me
“It is easier to cross a burning bridge with God than a safe highway with the devil.” Matshona Dhliwayo, African-Canadian philosopher This bridge is coming down right now -- leading to a bit of crazy town on every other road in my city. When you live in a land of mountains and rivers, transportation can… Continue reading Can't get there from here?
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr. There was a point during a brief trip to my hometown over the holidays that I stood outside a skating rink with our daughters. Had it not been for a career twist… Continue reading Beautiful from every angle
“Bad news should always come after lunch.. first thing in the morning everything left a bruise.” Stephen King, American novelist A mess, for sure. But, where there's life, there's hope. Some things I'd really rather not know. But, try as I might to keep bad news at bay, information just keeps rolling in. For at… Continue reading Praying like it is cancer
"Let it go. Let it go." Elsa Sometimes life sends you subtle signals that a season is changing. Other times, it's more like a karate chop. One of the latter hit me over Christmas and involved an unusually long school holiday, a desire to not be mugged and seven hours of interstate driving. Pretty, yes.… Continue reading Time on my hands, weight off my back