Stories From the Heart: No Greater Love

Jesus said, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  While we usually think of something dramatic when we hear this saying, like dying in battle to save a comrade, the willingness to quietly subordinate our own life to benefit another may count ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: A Young Woman’s Search for Meaning

It was an ordinary day, just like any other in the middle of a season draped by the wintertime fog of Sacramento. This day though held something different, something promising. Like the spring that was soon to come, it was a day that offered one young woman hope. Some would ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Comedy, Tragedy and a Troublesome Tooth

My brother, Peter, has a developmental disability which has never been diagnosed despite extensive evaluation in the 1970s, and more testing a few years ago. We have never had a tidy label to describe him. I have always loved the fact that, by virtue of not easily fitting into any ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: College Bound

All I can remember is how much my son always wanted to go to college. We told Austin he could do anything.  He might have to work much harder than others, but he could do anything. Little did we know just how hard and how much work our son would ..Continue Reading