Stoking the Fire was my Brother’s Job When I was young, growing up in Iowa, we had a massive coal furnace in the basement. My big brother was responsible for stoking the fire when my folks were at work. As often as not, he had to do it on the weekends too. I remember how […]
An Anger Rebellion Is Imminent
I’m Not Alone When I Demand We Stop The Anger It started when I was so little I can’t even remember the conversations. Anger ruled our household. I remember the back door slamming. Also, I remember the sounds of my father’s heavy boots as he stormed into the kitchen. How could I forget the swear […]
Searching for Hope – Where Do You Find Yours?
Searching For Hope When Times are Tough Searching for that thing we call hope has been incredibly elusive in past months. Sure, you found it in the giggles of the children as they roamed the streets in costume during Halloween. You will undoubtedly see it in the faces of the children as they race toward […]