Pentecost, Pain, and Patience

Many years ago I tried to reach out to someone I loved very much. I could see them hurting. They were feeling trapped by forces they could not understand. In their imagination this prison took the shape of a dreaded disease this loved one was convinced she had. She didn’t have it, but it was […]

Prayerfully Gathering with Spot

February 2, 2012

                As an apprentice sheepdog, Spot has had a tumultuous work history. With the help of the insights from three of the very best sheepdog trainers in the world, Bobby Dalziel, Aled Owen and Gordon Watt, I have understood that I taught him well to bite sheep. I trained him on sheep that […]

Trials and Tribulations

Competing at sheepdog trials robbed John of energy and shrank his world. He learns not to rely on drugs, but on spiritual work to counter these […]

Vaccinating Sheep and First Impressions

Bucking sheep bring out the worst at vaccination time. But patience is rewarded with a glimpse of […]

Javier The Poet

Javier, an out of work builder from Mexico, has the heart of a […]