Everyday Grace

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my experience with mental illness and shared a few strategies that have helped me cope. But there’s something else that has helped me, too. It’s not really a coping mechanism, per se, because it’s always unplanned and unexpected…

54321 Your Way to Presence

5-4-3-2-1 Your Way to Presence

Everyday I take my dog, Danny, on two walks – each one about 45 minutes long. We meander down the various city streets near our home, both of us following Danny’s nose. My city is very walkable, so sometimes we’ll walk downtown to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the hustle and bustle…

The Ever Present Reality of Forgiveness

Fall Into Forgiveness Part 3: The Ever-Present Reality of Forgiveness

I was born and raised in a Christian home with Christian notions of forgiveness. And while my beliefs have certainly evolved since my childhood, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t discuss my thoughts on forgiveness as it relates to the Christian faith. Now, if Christianity makes you want to run for the the hills, I’m not going to stop you. I understand you may have been deeply hurt or even traumatized by a Christian in the past. So, if this is at all triggering for you, please feel free to stop reading here.