To Name Your Fears

To Name Your Fears

“What are you afraid of?” One of our sons experienced night terrors when he was young. We had become used to the fact he would sometimes walk in his sleep, appearing suddenly in the family room after he’d been asleep for a few hours. We quickly...
And Her Faith Was Made Complete

And Her Faith Was Made Complete

Three small “scholars” are buckled into my back seat, blue eyes peering at me from beneath straw hats and a bonnet. They are the oldest of my Amish neighbor’s seven children. Our five-mile drive to their country school is quiet, my passengers...
Of Binding, Bread-Breaking and Going Home

Of Binding, Bread-Breaking and Going Home

Details from a watercolor I created some 30 years ago in an art class I took with my Dad, the real artist who inspires me every day.   He showed us how to do it. It was the first communion, the last supper, and Jesus demonstrated the act that binds, that heals, that...
Christ Is Risen And All Is Right In The World

Christ Is Risen And All Is Right In The World

We stood at the window and watched on Easter Sunday as great-nieces and nephews, bundled in winter coats on the first day of April, scrambled for hidden eggs. Arms linked through basket handles, they ran or toddled through the mud, leaning into the wind and dodging...