Art and Healing: A Personal Reflection

Art and Healing: A Personal Reflection

After Lew died in 1998, I did a series of pen and ink drawings as my self-prescribed art therapy. In 1999 I met Chris Hammond, editor of the Wayne E. Oates Institute Online Journal. I had previously met Chris on-line. The night before I first met Chris in person I had...
Affirmation For a Time of Crisis

Affirmation For a Time of Crisis

God never left me in the past nor will God leave me now.  God is present and faithful; doing all that God can do. The people I need to help me will be (or already are) in my life. I already have everything I need in order to be happy. I will be grateful every day for...
The Day Lew Died

The Day Lew Died

The Day Lew Died: February 4, 1998, 5:30 p.m. “Your son, Lew, is very seriously ill.  We need for you to come to the hospital.”  It is a female doctor at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.  We are at home in Lexington, 85 miles away. “On a typical day we could...
Homage to Sheila

Homage to Sheila

Sheila was an aide at the Home of the Innocents. She was working that first day when we took Lew from the respite care home to HOTI.  That day was a fog for me.  On that day Sheila was just one of a cloud of concerned, welcoming faces we encountered.  Over the months...