Monthly Archive: March 2014

shhh...the world's a gritty place

Embrace the Sand

Note: With spring break looming and multiple children playing (and adults watching/helping) in the zen garden in my office, I was reminded of my tumultuous relationship with my inner critic (Little Richard, but not *that one) and sand itself.*  I’ve got this little problem that I think I hide...

Stories Making Meaning Back In The Day

The Art of Storytelling

A slightly different version of this article article originally appeared at The Good Men Project, (here)[http://goodmenproject.com/families/aklap92033/]. I’m reposting it today as a reminder to myself. Sometimes, I get lazy as a parent and a person, and I fail to utilize the power of story, instead relying on simple rules and...

A pic from a trip on the way home.

Ash Wednesday and Going Home

Note: I wrote this last year after a trip home. Since then, I’ve moved to a new home in a new state. I think, more than ever, that it was good for me to reconnect with old friends. I’ve found in the past year that my life continues to be...

Whoa...

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Lenten Journey

Note: A slightly different version of this post appeared on my old blog and at the Religious Herald during last year’s Lenten season. As I was editing and compiling a Lenten devotional for use this year, I felt that this was an appropriate share today. I’ve updated a few things...