Starve Your Inner Sociopath

Do you know anyone who: 1. Is glib and superficially charming? 2. Is proud, even grandiose? 3. Is prone to boredom and in need of constant stimulation? 4. Is a …

The Almost Car Crash

The first of three weekends speaking at the Michigan Adventist Women’s Retreat came off miraculously, beautifully, stressfully. Here is the unvarnished, authorized account of my journey: I hopped on a …

Purpose–Compost or Character?

I remember a tense chat I had with my youngest daughter, who at about five years old became angry over some comment I made during dinner. She stalked off, planting …

My Brother the Ironman

Dear Friends, Today my 51 year-old brother completed the Cozumel, Mexico Ironman triathlon in 13 hours, 23 minutes, and 36 seconds. He finished 1069th among the nearly 2500 competitors and …

Maddie

Meet Madison. She’s my daughter Alison’s dog, on loan to me until Alison finds a permanent residence. Someone abandoned her in a hotel room (not Alison, the dog), and a …