The Cedar Life

On Good Friday, I had the opportunity to share a part of my personal journey at my parish through the sharing of a reflection on the last words of Jesus from...

Entering the Scene Babies do not come into the world hoping for safety. They absolutely need it. Infants are helpless and completely dependent on others for basic care. As soon as...

Headlines Like many people, I find myself numbed to the news headlines. As I have discussed before, constant consumption of news has little positive impact on my life. When I reflect...

This post is the first in a series I plan to share over the next few weeks exploring some themes associated with childhood and my reflections on what it means to...

Learning to Love Before getting married, I had never heard of Gary Chapmanā€™s book, The 5 Love Languages. Marriage does not come with a manual, but if it did, the concepts...

Life is Loud On a typical weeknight, our family will sit down together for dinner sometime between 6 and 6:30. Dinner is an important time for us as it is often...

Slow Starts I experienced a heavy morning recently. Going through my routine, I was very aware of some big challenges ahead of me.  Besides family responsibilities and work, I was thinking...

Current Events The news headlines continue to be dominated by lockdowns, restrictions, case counts, and vaccines.  Those topics also turn up regularly in discussions I have with friends and family.  This...

Economics At no point heading into 2020 was I concerned about running out of toilet paper. And whether it people taking up baking and buying out all the yeast or emptying...

2020: Because Where Else Would We Start? There is a story I have heard a couple of times recently.  It involves a large and impressive looking tree growing in a suburban...