What not to say after someone dies.

“It IS a good morning.”  That’s what the minister said.  A woman died an hour earlier. Her death was both sudden and unexpected. The family was gathered in a hospital […]

A conversation on hope – video

Dr Dave Johnson and I spent some time talking about the importance and nature of hope. We both work in healthcare, Dave as a nurse educator and an therapist, me […]

The cost of my distraction

About 7700 people die each day in the US. That’s what the National Vital Statistics report says was true for 2017. That doesn’t include the one in four or so […]

What I learned by being in the hospital

A couple weeks ago, I experienced the hospital from the other side of the bed. I wasn’t the chaplain. I wasn’t the patient. I was the patient’s spouse. So while […]