“Mommy will go to the hospital and be there for several nights, then come home with our new baby,” I told my two-year-old daughter enthusiastically. She had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of “her baby,” [...]
“What if you were born like this for someone else?” A friend once asked me that question as I bemoaned the fact that I didn’t think I was strong enough to live a disabled life anymore. I’d been run ragged with [...]
I didn’t know what to say or do. I just sat there, staring at the wall, breathless. I had just ended a phone call that blindsided me and threatened to completely change the direction of my life. I looked down a[...]
The past ten days or so have shaken us as a nation as we watch news of one mass shooting after another. We’re horrified, and the outcry for gun control is becoming louder in the wake of such tragedies. As polit[...]
“I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry,” my friend told me. She had recently turned 50 and was struggling a bit with what that milestone means. One day, she found a co-worker in tears. When my friend asked what[...]
Many of you will relate to how I began. I was a Grace College student 1962-66. For the first two years we had our meals at the Westminster Hotel, eating the culinary catastrophes Ralph Tucker would fix. Not a[...]
My husband and I ask each other the same question every night, and never get the same answer. It’s been a spiritually silent season in our home. We’ve learned the hard way that if we don’t push ourselves to foc[...]
What does Notre Dame and Tiger Woods have to do with Holy Week? Sounds like the set-up to a bad dad joke, right? Well, you’re going to have to trust me. I would not write a blog based solely on a pun because th[...]
Curiously looking for information on the Third Temple project being discussed in Israel, I stumbled across a Jewish discussion forum. The debate involved the question of whether or not animal sacrifices would b[...]
In three of the four Gospels, two stories are always told together. The first is where the little children came to Jesus but the disciples tried to keep them away. For some reason, the disciples must have thoug[...]
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