Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Is That the Right Question?

"Harbor me in the eye of the storm I'm holding on to love you swore."  -John Mark McMillan, Love You Swore The other day on Instagram I asked: “How come we never wonder why good things happen to good people? Or why good things happen to bad people?” My thoughts were a version of that [...]

How to Lent-Spiritual Practice for the Rest of Us

The city of New Orleans has a singular reputation for “laissez les bon temps rouler” (“let the good times roll”) no matter what time of year. During Mardi Gras, though, the celebrations take on an over-the-top frenzy that is hard to match. It is also somewhat hard to believe unless one is actually there in [...]

God With Us, Always

I realize it’s still a few days before Halloween, but unless you’ve been under a rock (or in North Dakota somewhere) you know the Christmas parade has started in stores all across the land. (My apologies to anyone in either of the Dakotas). Yes, the holidays are fast on the heels of All Hallow’s Eve [...]

Celebrating Motherhood

This is not the post I intended to write for this week, but I was overcome with gratefulness for my children. Excuse me while I gush.L to R, daughter Leah, Son Aaron, family friends1984Husband in the Firetruck, Son Aaron behind himDIL Courtney in front, daughter Leah on rightfirst grandson Hanan (now 12)Daughter Leah practicing her [...]