2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health:   The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2010. That's about 21 full 747s. …

This is family. This is church.

In a lower-income neighborhood by the school where I teach is "The Neighborhood Impact House." A local church* provides a cozy family environment with homework help, arts and crafts, music lessons, sports activities, a community garden, and a kid-friendly bible study. Children and youth flock to this home, and I go more for the gifts of …

#57 Fame

"You can have me before my time…before I flower."                                                                                         -Selling out for Fame       Fame has a seductive allure. Perhaps the human need for validation drives the pursuit of this fickle lover.    "If I am popular, then I am worthy, and my life's work counts." We tell ourselves in hopes of eliciting reassurance.      While I …

The Waiting…

I have dreams... hidden in my heart as seeds of hope. Dreams once whispered through darkness tucked  inside husk of soul. The waiting can be so very long. The husk remains unbroken…for years...until life crushes and a tiny crack appears. Seventeen years ago while living in Amsterdam, I began having unique dreams. In one of them, I saw granaries …

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