Episode 9 – What I Learned at Prayer School

Laura and I both have different histories and came from churches that felt differently about liturgy — hers was for it, mine was against it.  Regardless, both of us agreed that our prayer life had become almost non-existent (or, at the least, ineffective).  We mostly only prayed when we were desperate or emotional.  Even though…

Poem – It Wasn’t God, It Was Me

When I was a kid, I used to burn ants with a magnifying glass.  Actually, it was my glasses, but the effect was the same.  Later, as a teenager, I would shoot sparrows out of the tree next to the church with my friend Jeff and his pellet gun.  It was fun to me and…

Finding My Peace

I have seen some pretty amazing fights break out during the time shortly after the death of a loved one–many times it involves who gets the stuff left behind.  It’s too bad, really!  I don’t know whether there will be much inheritance from my mother if she ever passes away.  At this point, I sometimes…

Finding My Vision

Vision has always been an issue for me.  For as long as I can remember, I have had strong glasses and “issues” with my physical sight.  My parents first had me tested when I was sitting inches away from the television.  I remember wearing prisms on my glasses because I had a “lazy” eye; but…

My Plant Based Journey

In 2015, I began a journey that I never thought I would be on. This is a recording of my telling of that story. It is the tale of two different parts of my life. I hope you can benefit from an in some way. My Plant Based Journey   Help Getting Started EASY TO…

Finding My Mercy

I wonder if you have ever heard the expression, “You made your bed, now you have to lie in it.”  I think we use this message because we don’t want to have to deal with difficult situations.  In a way, it’s our twisted sense of justice.  If we thought about it, we could see ourselves…

Finding My Satisfaction

U2’s classic song repeats, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” We can relate to the rhythmic chorus because many of us often feel that way. Not only do we have a sense that we are not there yet, but often we are unsure of where we are going or even what we hope…

In Search of My Father

by Laura Forehand I must admit, since seeing the trailer for “A Wrinkle in Time”, I have wanted to go see it.  I really don’t know why.  I never read the book. Maybe it was all the special effects and beautiful lights I saw in the trailer.  Maybe it had something to do with time…

Finding My Inheritance

I teach the safety classes at my place of business.  One class gets more “smirks” than the other classes and I can understand why.  It’s called Active Shooter – it’s where we prepare for the unlikely event of a mass shooter invading our company.  We use the Department of Homeland Security model of “Run, Hide,…

Finding My Comfort

I always had a suspicion that the order of things mattered.  It seems significant that the first beatitude is about being poor in spirit.  I find great comfort that the Kingdom is for normal people and maybe the first step is realizing that we are accepted. I’m glad that Jesus put that one first.  However,…

Episode 8 – Help for the Soul w/ Brad Hill

Brad Hill is the Executive Director of HeartConnexion Seminars and also a former pastor.  Join us as we discuss issues of the soul and purpose.  Parts of this story will hopefully inspire and help strengthen your journey.  One of his favorite phrases, “leading you home,” is what I hope you will be inspired to pursue by…

Reforming My Formation – A Confession

I only remember certain events from my childhood.  I remember my fifth birthday when I got a hot wheel’s gas station.  I remember our first dogs, Dutchess and Duke.  I remember defending my sister once when someone stole her glasses.  The same week, I remember seeing a dog die after being hit by a car. …