The Hardest Thing in the World

An elderly man could no longer live in his home after it was ransacked and vandalized by thieves. Forced to live out of his truck, he swore he would never forgive the people who did this to him. Twenty years after the murder of her twenty-five-year-old daughter, a woman continues to grieve and hold contemptContinue reading “The Hardest Thing in the World”

When Is 1 + 1 > 2?

The other evening my wife had been working in the kitchen preparing food for a trip. As I began to put things away and wash the dishes, she expressed her appreciation: “Thanks for cleaning up my mess,” to which I replied, “It’s not just your mess, it’s our mess.”   One View A relationship isContinue reading “When Is 1 + 1 > 2?”

Finding Relief in Suffering: Part III

I am the first to admit that my visual arts skills are pathetic. It goes way back to second grade when I stunned my teacher with a watercolor painting showing Godzilla destroying a city. I improved considerably after taking drawing and painting classes in college. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep using my newfound skills, and IContinue reading “Finding Relief in Suffering: Part III”

Finding Relief in Suffering: Part I

Perhaps you’ve heard a news report about the opioid crisis — the American phenomenon where increasing numbers of people are using and dying from opioids (i.e., medicines related to opium and used to relieve pain). Unfortunately, the medical community has had a part in creating the problem. When I first came out of medical school,Continue reading “Finding Relief in Suffering: Part I”