Other Readers Comments
"I read your columns weekly as a newspaper wire editor.
I am certainly not a Christian and barely even a person
of faith, but I must tell you that I really enjoy your
insights, perspective and, yes, inspiration."
"My husband subscribes
to Florida Today for the sports
and comic sections. I have to agree that there isn't else
of much value in the newspaper anymore. One thing that
I always read though is your column. I really enjoy it.
I know that I will be able to read it and usually get
something that adds to my day.
I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story of "Depth
of God's love revealed in maternity ward". The story made
me burst into tears. I was in that woman's shoes one year ago.
I am very happy that your column is still appearing in the
Florida Today paper. I always enjoy reading about the
differences in humanity that you encounter and the ways in
which you handle certain situations with believers and
"You're words remind me to re-align my priorities and
and enjoy life today...not tomorrow or yesterday. I wanted
you to know that for this reader, I pick up your column first
and then head to the daily news...somehow it makes the day
easier to face."
"Reading your article gave me a sense of not being
alone. I nearly began weeping at my desk to know that
someone else knows what the darkness is, what it means."
"I just wanted
to thank you for a wonderful, truthful look at the
thoughts of a chaplain. Your article brought a smile to my face
and a tear on my cheek."
"It is refreshing to know that there are still
people of religion
out there that do not place themselves above what is
expected of the rest of us."
"We enjoy your column immensely. You
write sincerely and
clearly about real issues. You have a real knack for
capturing life lessons we should all try to incorporate into
our everyday lives."
"If keeping an article until it is old..yellow..brittle
is a compliment
to it's author your there. I will never get rid of this one in
"Your article on God in the Florida Today newspaper today
excellent. Normally I stay away from reading religious articles
as I no longer practice as a Christian."
""...your column was captioned, "Wise folk allow the tear
This is an exceptionally good lesson for all who minister whether
under church auspices or not.""
"I'm the managing editor(Baxtor
Bulletin) and in this size staff,
I'm also the Religion editor. I've been involved in newspapering
for 20 years and ministry for even longer, and your column is one
of the best I've read.
I really think your newspaper articles are well-written and
touching. The one about the mom who had two sons with HIV;
this last hiccup one; another where you said you prayed "Lord,
don't let me die from my own stupidity,"and others."
your writing very much, and feel you must be a very
good person to do the things you do for very ill people. I liked
the piece on getting permission to cry and the article about
the church and AA meetings.
And hoping we might be able to meet you someday, ... at a book
signing at Barnes and Noble! We think you should write a book."
for the excellent column... I found myself nodding
my head I agreement and touched by your comment on being
asked 'how to pray'."