Counseling Practice: Many thanks to all of you who posted comments here and sent emails of support about my new counseling practice. I had four clients (court-ordered evaluations) my first week of business, and I have more appointments scheduled for tomorrow and next week. A great beginning! It’s wonderful to know that I’m being supported by prayer from people I know in person as well as people I know through the internet. I am truly a grateful bear.
Lost Gospels: I’m also getting a lot of positive feedback about my latest article, The Lost Gospels of Judas and Thomas: A Tale of Two Gnostics. My friend Carl McColman and I will be teaching a four-week class in Atlanta this summer about the Lost Gospels and The Da Vinci Code. I’ll post more details here in a few weeks.
Springtime: Fellow blogger Brad Landry has posted some great photos of the cardinal nest outside his office window, at POMOnks (the May 10th entry, “For the Birds”). And cyberfriend Meredith has some beautiful and thought-provoking posts about her trip to Tibet at Graceful Presence.
Animal Intelligence: Here at home, Kato the mystical cat is keeping a close eye on the cardinals, finches, and bluejays who come to the birdfeeder on our porch. The other morning Kato didn’t return to the apartment when I called him, so I had to leave him locked outside while I went to the office. (Now that we live in an apartment, we don’t have a cat door, so I usually let him out for a while in the mornings and then again when I come home from work.) So the following morning, before he went out, he removed the palm branch (which I had brought home from the Palm Sunday service at church) from the coffee table and placed it in the open doorway of the sliding glass door, exactly halfway inside the apartment and halfway out. A clear sign that I was not to close the sliding glass door while he was out!