On Prayer

LA Times on prayer: Prayer does not come easily for most people. All too often, distracting thoughts and feelings surface, perhaps an unfinished project at work, lingering frustration over a spat with a loved one, or simply fatigue. So, how to pray when one doesn’t feel like it? By understanding what prayer is, experts say.…

When God Is Near

Our 17 year old son, whom I’ll call “Brendan,” for the purposes of this post, has obsessive compulsive disorder. One Monday night in early March, I was out late teaching at a nearby community college and his OCD acted up. He had quite a blow-up and my wife, concerned that she wouldn’t be able to…