Relationships

October 13, 2014

Lifted in Prayer

A dear friend has been sick for many, many years.  She recently went through a serious surgery.  I mentioned to someone that I was planning a […]
October 20, 2014

Being “Present” With Someone Who is Ill

I been thinking a lot about the best ways to being present when someone is seriously ill.  As simple as it may seem, the key is […]
November 3, 2014

Having a “Moment”

On a recent flight, sitting next to a pregnant woman, I had “a moment.” When the flight attendant offered drinks, my seatmate ordered wine.  I admit, […]
November 13, 2014

I am coming up to the 20th anniversary of my beloved father, Jerry Atkins’s death.  Born in 1921, he died in 1994.  He had Alzheimer’s Disease […]
November 25, 2014

Self-Respect and Responsibility

A few days ago I spoke with a woman whose college freshman son shared his concern about what appears to be the prevailing weekend activity at […]