Thinking About Forgiveness- Again

“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Not the words of a wimp or a phrase from one who has no experience with hatred, intolerance, misogyny, racism or any of the long list of human weakness, sin and flaws, the meaning of Christ’s words cannot be misinterpreted. In his book Mere Christianity, … [Read more]

9 Lessons Tom Brady Has Taught Me

Back in another career, my third, I ‘met’ Brady. Everything was brand new: The marriage, the career, the faith and football. It was 2002. January and my new husband insisted I watch the Playoffs between his beloved Patriots and Oakland. We were living in Connecticut, cold, snowy Connecticut. I’d decided to leave my career in … [Read more]

Wresting Opportunity Out of the Jaws of Crisis

  The two words feel connected. Crisis and Opportunity. Despite the long-term error inherent in the claim that the Chinese character for crisis signifies opportunity, our own experience can reveal the law of contradiction expressed in the paradoxical relationship. Each of us over the age of thirty-five has faced that moment when our backs are to the … [Read more]

Overcoming Anger: The Final Spiritual Struggle

We feel it everywhere: Anger. Whether a seething whisper or bellowing roar, resentment, anger, even rage, feels like the fuel of this brand new year as the second decade of the twenty-first century heads south. The source is anyone’s claim. An endless laundry list of injustice, victims and causes. Here in what is arguably the … [Read more]