In search of joy..

The kindest thing we could do for kids graduating this spring is to tuck a copy of this old quote into their back packs before they head off into adulthood. This instagram obsessed generation is stuck like a needle in a gouged record replaying the same line over and over again.. “It’s all about me..me..me..me..”…

Someone, turn on the light!

Getting out of bed at night can be hazardous. There are large and small shadows everywhere. It’s my room, in my house, but when it’s dark, I might as well be on Mars; nothing seems familiar.. I am a foreigner in my own home. It struck me that this is how it feels when our…

When Hope kicks discouragement to the curb..

On a frustration scale of one to ten..ten being trying to score tickets to Hamilton when the show came to town, I’d say getting my 89 year old mom a reservation for her Covid Vaccine rated a solid 17. Honestly, I’m too tired to review all the details, but suffice it to say after getting…

Smack dab in the middle of an unfolding miracle..

A pastor tells the hilarious story of how when his son was a baby he would sit in his highchair wailing for food. He’d scream and kick and pound his little fists as if he was sure that THIS TIME his parents would surely forget his pureed carrots and he’d die a slow death from…

This little light of mine..

This past New Year’s Eve, a Maryland lawmaker’s 25 year old son committed suicide. His devastated parents put out a press release that included the last sentence from the note that this young man left behind: “Please look after each other, the animals and the global poor for me. All my love, Tommy.’” I’m no…

I already know who wins..

My husband recorded an important game that he missed on TV because we were out of town. I had heard who won, but kept that information to myself as he had requested. Once we were settled back at home, he sat down to watch the event. For several hours he willingly went on the rollercoaster…