Friendship & Forgiveness

The following is ripe banana story written by my amazing mom, Monica Burney. I think this is a story most everyone can relate to. We’ve all hurt and been hurt by those dear people in our lives we’ve opened our hearts to and call friends. Thanks mom, for being such a great role model of…

Embracing Tension

Here is the definition of “paradox” according to the Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary: paradox /ˈparədɒks/ noun  : something (such as a situation) that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is actually true or possible : someone who does two things that seem to be opposite to each other or who has qualities…

A License to Worry

When is it okay to worry? When it has been more than a few hours past the time your teenager said they’d be home? When a huge and unexpected bill arrives in the mail and you have no way to pay it? When you, your spouse or child are diagnosed with cancer or a terminal…

“Aslan is on the move!”

In the well-known series by C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a common saying among the subjects of the kingdom of Narnia was, “Aslan is on the move!” These loyal subjects of the king were declaring and testifying the great lion and ruler of Narnia, Aslan, had returned, Aslan was hard at work and all would…

Alden the Altima

Part 3 on Specific Prayer (Click here to read part 1 and part 2) About three years ago after doing without for some time, I was in need of a car. In the early Fall of 2008 I came very close to buying a Vespa when my parents offered to loan me their Durango for the…