Calling in an Age of Burn Out

Calling in an Age of Burn Out

If you’re new to these parts, you should know that I love talking about calling and direction. What is a calling? According to the googs, it’s, “a strong urge toward a particular way of life or career; a vocation.” In the spiritual context, we would typically think of...
Managing Cancellation Fatigue

Managing Cancellation Fatigue

It was a Wednesday afternoon when I noticed the unread email pop up. The subject line read “Notification of Potential COVID Exposure.” I clicked on the email and read that someone who was sitting near me at an event had tested positive. I don’t think I would have...
What Did You Notice?

What Did You Notice?

I took exactly one creative writing class when I was in school. At the time, I was noodling in the world of music composition and songwriting. It seemed like a good idea to learn some things about writing words. That was how I wound up in Creative Writing my sophomore...
We Need to Talk About Touch Deprivation

We Need to Talk About Touch Deprivation

Have you heard of touch deprivation? The term is fairly self-explanatory. It happens when we are deprived of human touch for a period of time. Generally, it is in the context of platonic touch. To varying degrees, human beings need touch. In some Western cultures,...
Singles, Let’s Celebrate Our Milestones

Singles, Let’s Celebrate Our Milestones

On a Friday, I sat at my computer, doing my last checks. Email, website updates, weekly to-dos. Was there anything I was forgetting? It was 5:15. Now that it is getting darker earlier, I try to wrap up in time for an evening walk beginning at 5:30. I opened my website...