The guy above, in the green clergy shirt, is Michael Dowd. He is my friend, since 1984. He knows my heart and soul. He has invited me, and the readers of Whittlings, to begin meeting regularly via zoom for exploration, companionship and compassion…
How Do We Become Trauma Resilient?
How Do We Recognize and Find Healing from the Traumas that Possess Us?
How Do We Help Others Become Trauma Resilient?
How Do We Help Others Heal from the Traumas that Possess Them?
Why Are These Important Questions More Urgent that Ever?
Our video series, “At Our Whitt’s End,” invites you to watch with the children you love this episode on, “What Is the Bible?” We filmed this video at the Carbon Hill Christian Church, about 35 minutes from our home in the hills of Southeastern Ohio, where I am now serving as preacher/pastor. Every worship service deserves a story just for the children, even if no one is attending who is a child in age.
Grandpa Ken and Grandma Kathy talk to children about canning our own food and a couple of other projects that are allowing us to live more simply and independently–especially given the possibilities for power outages and resource depletion.
Recently, I sent the following letter to a few families I am especially close to:
by Sophie Brickman: “Mothers tend to assume the majority of child-rearing responsibility. But without communities and multigenerational living setups we wouldn’t have survived as a species…”
Spiritual resilience is a precious commodity, a pearl without price; but still, most often, a treasure that is not being sought with all deliberate effort and speed.
Fred Shaw, of Shawnee Descent, tells us a story in his role as storyteller of the Shawnee Nation. What is the story about? The Importance of True and Beautiful Stories, hope and transformation.
Ken writes about rediscovering our love for the world’s beauty as a contributing columnist for Read the Spirit, an online magazine.
You may have noticed that “The Times, They Are a Changin’.”