Family

February 13 2014

Sunday Dinner

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This reflection is part of a series of essays about walking with my mother through the end of her life and the dementia that is slowly eroding her mind. Others in this series can be …

Our Father Who Art In Heaven, Please

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Our father who art in Heaven, please be on Earth as it is up there because I can't do this on my own. Help? The words trip and fall off my tongue sincerely, but without eloquence. Fitting, I suppose. I've …

Family

February 12 2014

out of ash

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The trunk is full of clothes for the Salvation Army, and the recycling overflows. Mail piles, junk drawers, closets, toy bins: it's all fair game. I'm the culling, sorting, take-no-prisoners arranger of disorder. Well, today I …

Do we truly rejoice with those who rejoice?

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I’m resting in the glow of support from my Ordination day.  It was an outpouring of love from so many family and friends--new and old.  I saw a picture that my precious mom posted on …

DEAR KRISTEN: My church doesn’t welcome my special-needs son

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Hi Kristen, I have a young son with Down's Syndrome, almost three years old, and it makes it so hard to go to church, as you can imagine. The church that we attend is the only …

Culture

February 10 2014

Sunsets and Droughts

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We don’t have curtains up on our windows yet, but the wide windows in the living room and kitchen offer a view that takes my breath away every morning when I wake to the stars, …

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