Trust in God

Several years after college, I began to consider moving from an established career as an electrical engineer to an uncharted one as a family physician. Although I wrestled with the decision-making process, living with my choice and trusting God was far more challenging. While my immediate concern was the result, over time, I became moreContinue reading “Trust in God”


I recently have been helping to organize a fundraising activity for a nonprofit organization. Needing answers about local regulatory requirements, I’ve had to call municipal and county government offices. In one situation, the person who could answer my question was never in his office, and he wouldn’t return my calls. In another, I was bouncedContinue reading “Response-Ability”

The Elusive Virtue

St. Martin de Porres1 was born to a freed slave from Panama. As his mother was either of African or Native American ancestry, Martin inherited her dark complexion. His father, a Spanish nobleman, was irritated by his son’s dark skin and would have nothing to do with him. Eventually, Martin’s father abandoned him, his mother, andContinue reading “The Elusive Virtue”

The Reality Principle

Reality noun1. The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. 2. A thing that exists in fact.1   I doubt I would get much argument about the singular importance of acknowledging reality as a prerequisite for mental health. With delusional thinking, onContinue reading “The Reality Principle”