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Tree People

I can’t say that I have ever watched many of Tyler Perry’s films, even as popular as they are. However, when Tyler Perry decided to leave Hollywood...

The Perfect Cookie

Last weekend I made my first batch of gingerbread cookies for the season. I have been baking these cookies for as long as I can remember. Some...

Windows That Sustain

Last week I reflected upon the importance of photographs and how they can act as windows into the past to remind us or evoke within us the...

Looking Through the Window

You might have friends or colleagues who hang vacation photos in their office, or perhaps you do so yourself. When I was living in Knoxville, Tennessee, I...

The Healing Power of Play

Sometime in the wee hours of the morning on December 1, 1982, my mom shook me awake. Our apartment building was on fire. Thanks to a kind...

That Was Good Preaching

I was pleased to have the unexpected opportunity to attend a black Baptist church in Sacramento this past Sunday. I have to confess while I am an...

Enough for Today

There is an old Bible story about bread falling from the sky. It comes from the book of Exodus, which tells about the Israelites’ being freed from...

More Than A Facade

One of the biggest events in a summer of big events was that my family moved to Vallejo. As I haven’t been in this “Up Bay” city...

The Waffle House Index

One big downside to living in the Bay Area is that our closest Waffle House is 641 miles away, in Goodyear, Arizona. If you grew up west...

Producing Courage

Those men and women who have felt that they have a special call to a monastic life have always been of interest to me. I am certain...