The God Moment

The God Moment

The moment is perfect. You are safe and secure, surrounded by the comfort and beauty you have created. All is well … all is MORE than well. You are satisfied—deeply fulfilled in the moment—the time and place and situation you find yourself in … and all of it has come...
What Makes a Good Story?

What Makes a Good Story?

Seriously, I’m asking myself this. And the answer kind of horrifies me: Drama. Tension. Conflict. Suffering. Struggle. Difficulty. Overcoming the odds. This is the stuff of epic poems. There’s a reason fairy tales don’t go beyond “And they lived happily ever after.”...
Freedom vs Connection

Freedom vs Connection

A couple months ago a dear friend asked me what I thought the deepest desire of men and the deepest desire of women are. And, with a lack of hesitation that actually kind of surprised me, I blurted out, “Men most desire freedom and women most desire connection.” He...
Meaning vs Connection

Meaning vs Connection

I read a fellow author’s blog this morning about a tough conversation he and his wife had with a fellow human traveler through this worldly realm, a man who had apparently fallen in a wagon rut emotionally and psychologically, puzzling over whether his life held...
When I . . .

When I . . .

“Don’t wish your life away Kaatee.” It’s what my German grandfather always said when he caught me wishing for some future time to arrive when I would get a new pony or get out of school for the summer or stop seeing zits in the mirror (on my face) or finally get my...