Calling the circle — redux

Having a gym membership doesn’t make you fit.Going to a garage doesn’t make you a car.Attending church doesn’t make you religious. For many people, religion is a significant aspect of their identity, representing the group with which they feel kinship and the people with whom they spend time. Religion can provide a path that helps us…

Index Card Cure™: Connecting with Others

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne I just returned from visiting a friend in Oakland, CA. After retiring from the Army, Brenda embarked on a sabbatical to ponder and discern her next steps. One of the activities I participated in with her was an…

Index Card Cure™ for Lent

It’s easy to get distracted from good intentions: promises we make to ourselves and others. We are in the midst of Lent. For Christians, Lent is a season of preparation before Easter; a period of 40 days (Sundays not included in the count). Lent is a time of aligning intentions and actions. Christians use the…