Author Archives: andreastiles

For Better or Worse: Thoughts on the Kavanaugh Hearing

As a student of psychology with interest in trauma and memory, I’ve closely watched and listened to both Ms. Blasey Ford and those who questioned her. I must admit I found it deeply unsettling, sad, and regrettable. I watched Mr. … Continue reading

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Not so fast and not so simple

I’m just a regular ole person out here in a chaotic and sometimes cruel world still listening, as I did as a child, to those in authority as the least of these (the children) pay the price for indecisiveness or … Continue reading

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For the unsung heroes with their warrior hearts…

We’ve made it to that time of year again. A time of celebration and reflection. We gather to honor achievements and to look forward in hope; all good things, but yet… I sat and listened to another award’s day message. … Continue reading

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Weary Ramblings…

Things I think about when too tired to push it away: It is often said that good health is the goal, yet most neglect the essentials for physical and mental well-being. We know that oxygen-rich blood supplying the brain and … Continue reading

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Can you see it?

Can you see a life of mending and tending? Can you see mothers and fathers loving one another, building lives together? Can you see hope lighting children’s eyes as they play unhindered in safety? Can you see joy shared among … Continue reading

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On my mind…

I really cant recall a time in my 47 years where criticism was so prevalent. It’s everywhere. It’s in our hearts and coming out our mouths and dividing those who should never be divided, and I hate it. I kept … Continue reading

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I don’t have these answers for Christian Churches and Christian Schools, but I know they are worth finding.

Because I’ve been in church my whole life save for a few years of trying to determine whether or not there was still a place for me there, and because I believe spiritual matters are the deepest most significant of … Continue reading

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