The Ker-Plunk Parable

We have a favorite game at our house called Ker-Plunk.  This game consists of a bunch of sticks stuck through a cylinder with marbles precariously placed on top of the bundle of sticks.  Each player has a turn to pull one small stick out at a time hoping to avoid letting any of the marbles … Continue reading The Ker-Plunk Parable

Bad Bananas-Distancing ourselves from the harmful effects of unhealthy relationships

How many times have you made the mistake of putting an overripe banana next to another food item like a sandwich or a cookie only to have everything end up tasting like the nasty banana?   Sometimes life can be like a bad banana. Getting too close to toxic things, people, environments can just make … Continue reading Bad Bananas-Distancing ourselves from the harmful effects of unhealthy relationships

Peanut Butter Parable-Finding Divine Forgiveness from even the messiest of mistakes

I hate to admit that more than once in my childhood I fell asleep happily with a delicious wad of gum in my mouth only to wake up with a horrible blob of unmerciful goo in my hair. After a few minutes of panic I would remember that I happened to have a brilliant mother … Continue reading Peanut Butter Parable-Finding Divine Forgiveness from even the messiest of mistakes

California Poppies-Reaching Towards the Light

Finding the faith to reach towards the light  In Northern California we have beautiful orange poppies that grow in the wild everywhere.  During my morning walks I am always amazed to look up and see them spreading like orange wildfire all over the green lush landscape.  A friend of mine once pointed out something to … Continue reading California Poppies-Reaching Towards the Light