MicroAggressions Deserve MacroCorrections

MicroAggressions Deserve MacroCorrections Today I thought I’d write a short letter to you all. It’s about microagressions. Microaggressions are insults against a certain group of people that come off as a joke or even a compliment. Often they’re not even thought...

Speak to your 10 Year Old Self

I came across this photo of myself when I was 10 years old. A wave of emotions swept through me. Immediately, I started speaking to him very lovingly. I told him everything he was going to experience. Nothing was excluded. I shared with him the pains, the abuses, the...

Free from Monitoring

Years ago I read a short story by Chaim Potok. I can’t even remember the name of it. It was a story about a teenage boy who was the child of very religious parents. Potok describes the daily in and out of the family’s life, and the constant microscopic examination of...

Appreciating the What Is During the What Isn’t

Appreciating the What Is During the What Isn’t I don’t know about you, but I’m finding this solitary existence rather difficult lately. I’m missing cuddling with my wife even though we live remotely in the same house (her being a nurse). Touch. And hugging my kids....

Reverting Back

Reverting Back Hi my friends. I had to make an emergency trip back to my parents’. Dad’s taken another bad turn and they need my help. He’s got some dementia and Parkinson’s as well as other issues. He’s now on a list for a Nursing Home. We’re dealing with all kinds...

Still Daring to Grow

I’m in my sixties and I’m still growing. I don’t ever want to stop. My latest challenge? One of the things that has lied dormant since I left the ministry and the church 10 years ago is making music. I wrote and sang my own songs, and led worship. My beautiful Taylor...

The Fear of Freedom

THE FEAR OF FREEDOM Just the other day I was driving and realized how free I was. I also felt a tinge of nervousness: what if I’m lost and don’t know it? Isn’t the nature of deceit that you’re so deceived you don’t even realize it? There’s nobody taking care of me to...

Please Read This, Thanks!

Hello my TLS family! I read this earlier today from the book I mentioned in our Facebook group (if you’re not in the group let me know and we’ll get you in there!), “The Courage to be Disliked”: “… in Adlerian psychology, self-reliance as an individual and cooperation...

Empower Yourself in 2020

EMPOWER YOURSELF IN 2020 Happy New Year my friends! Let me tell you a story. For Christmas this year, my daughter Casile got me the book, “The Courage to be Disliked”. We laughed because I already seem to have that courage. But it’s a good book. Not what I expected....

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