My wife and I recently discovered New Harmony, Indiana, a very spiritual place of retreat near Evansville. In New Harmony there is a statue and garden dedicated to Paul Tillich. Paul Tillich was a highly revered German philosopher and theologian who spent the last 10 years of … [Read more...] about Say ‘Yes’ to Life
Positive Mental Thinking
What do you do for and say to people who have a life-limiting illness? I was very fortunate early in my ministry to have a wonderful mentor — Father Jim Hendricks — who was amazing in his care for the sick. I learned from him by following his good example. When you find … [Read more...] about Visiting the Sick: Dos and Don’ts
After a long day, who doesn’t anticipate falling into those soft sheets for a good night’s rest. This well-needed respite can be hard to come by. Nearly half of adults 65 and over report having problems falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. While it’s normal for … [Read more...] about Bedtime Blues
It’s a terrible feeling – the sense that your life is passing you by, the awareness that your unique self has not come forth. How does it happen? And what countermeasures can you take? We forfeit life by denying the spirit that is within us. We throw away everything when we … [Read more...] about How to Find Your Zeal: Experience the passion of truly being alive no matter what happens.
A wedding at which I officiated 10 years ago remains in my memory. It wasn’t really the wedding ceremony but the conversation I had with the bride before the ceremony. We were sitting in the bride’s room going over the final ceremony details. When I congratulated her on her big … [Read more...] about Puppy Love: What a Lonely Woman Learned From Her Dog