Monthly Archives: April 2016

I want to fix people

I have a problem I’m just beginning to admit: I want to fix people. I want to fix people by giving them a book, loaning them a CD, reading them a scripture passage. I want to fix people because their … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, daily reflection, grief, Healing, Hope, Hospice Chaplain thoughts, pain, spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Why you don’t need God to believe in eternal life

Excerpt from, “Grief Without Beliefs” from the Huffington Post. I know that we’re alive through our offspring. You are physically an embodiment of your father’s biological and genetic essence. This includes everything from how you look to many of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Sometimes it’s just about perspective

I found myself sitting on the floor the other day. The Alzheimer’s patient had covered her head in her cardigan. So I sat on the floor and she uncovered part of her head so I could see her face. We … Continue reading

Posted in daily reflection, Hospice Chaplain thoughts, meaning, Reality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Alzheimer’s

a raised brow light glimmers and is gone a word remembered a face a name brushes against her mind fleeting like a kiss on the cheek Are you still here or did you go away and come back I like … Continue reading

Posted in Hospice, Hospice Chaplain thoughts, poetry | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Crossing the causeway

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Grey  strippled silver in the sun fish are flashing far mirages shimmering one giant horizontal tree grey shows shapes prehistoric pachyderms on the shore white against grey now like ancient caves on a cliff face a … Continue reading

Posted in daily reflection, Hospice Chaplain thoughts, Nature, poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Grounded

Diana Butler Bass in her book Grounded talks about the loss of faith in the triple layer, wedding cake view of the universe – with God in the heavens, below it the earth God created, and below that the place of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Finding Our Spiritual Path

To find a spiritual path it is not necessary to give up our job, leave our family, change our religion, or travel to India or Tibet. We start wherever we are, not running away but right in the middle of everything.You might respond, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment