Sean Dietrich

THE INVISIBLE MAN By Sean Dietrich I just met someone. An invisible someone. A man who—despite whatever his problems may be—isn't lost. A man who knows things. Who smokes used cigars. He sits on the steps of the Shell Station. A backpack beside him. His skin is rawhide. His beard is white. His...
10 Ways to Shift Your Mood Feeling moody? It happens to us all. One minute we are flying high and happy, and the next we can be ready to scream. And if you are not accepting your emotions or feelings, and instead you are burying them behind sugar, booze or...

Pastors Pondering

A Pastor’s Ponderings By Rev. Pete Hyde He stands before a large, empty, stark, white canvas with paints and brushes at the ready.  It is time to create.  With the skill of a master artist, he begins to paint.  He starts with a pure blue and brushes the top of the...

Sean Dietrich

VALENTINE By Sean Dietrich I’ve seen her climb a mountain. On her birthday. No joke. I was beside her, praying for God to kill me. When we made it back to earth, she was so overcome with emotion all she could say was, “Sumbitch.” To which I agreed, “Sumbitch.” And then we...
By Lauren Catanese When you are a kid it’s easy to dream big. I still have my lists I made from high school all the things I was going to accomplish. 1. Own an island 2. Start a non-profit for children 3. Have a big farm full of horses, dogs...

A Pastor’s Ponderings

By Rev. Pete Hyde The holidays are over!!  Something inside of me wants to jump up and down and shout HALLELUJAH!!! I just couldn't separate myself from all the job activities to really "get into the spirit of the season" this year. Now, the decorations are almost all packed up and put...
By Sean Dietrich He was homeless. Long beard, weathered skin. I was sitting in traffic. He walked between lines of vehicles at...

Just Sayin’

Escape Claws Photo by Rhonda C ShaeferFrom the beginning I struggled...

Vulnerability

By Lauren Catanese “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” –Brene...

Being Brave

By Lauren Catanese I’ve come to the feeling that being brave is mostly about believing in yourself. Having enough self-respect and love for who you are that you can stand tall when the time calls for it. We all face adversity. Though I sometimes imagine living in a world that...

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