Author Archives: mandctessman

About mandctessman

We are over forty-five year's married, parents of two adult children, and grandparents, with combined credentials in the fields of spirituality, wholistic healing, child-birthing, hospice care, and all life stages in between. We call our ministry Alpha & Omega - Consulting, Counseling & Coaching for Life's Transitions. Michael is a graduate of the Univ. of Chicago (BA) and Yale (MDiv), with a doctorate (DMin) in spiritual formation & direction. Carol is a Univ. of Maryland (BSN) School of Nursing graduate with Yale School of Nursing (MSN) specializing in public and community based health.

Peter & Paul Embracing

Saints Peter & Paul Embracing

This 14th century Icon is emblematic of the tradition of Christian Reconciliation. It represents the events told in the New Testament book of the Acts of Apostles, specifically the Jerusalem Council during which the two patriarchal figures, Peter (disciple of Jesus and first apostle) and Paul (Saul of Tarsus, convert and apostolic writer of epistles) we’re reconciled after a bitter dispute over how Jews and Gentiles are both inheritors of Christ’s Kingdom “on earth, as in heaven”.

Reason in a Dark Time

No matter how big or small we might think our impact is we are all climate change decision makers. This moment, the time you are reading this article…

Reason in a Dark Time

Excellent as usual. I’m experimenting with this medium. We have installed Solar – 17 panels, south facing, to be connected to grid tomorrow April 8th. Thought you’d like to know!

Hi Michael!