Tell Them That Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Heather Norris loved her family, her friends, school and sports.  Her wide, friendly smile and blonde good looks made Heather popular among her classmates.  As she graduated from high school, Heather made plans for a future that included college and, someday, marriage...

Tell Them They Deserve Better

Her brown eyes pooled with tears and her lower lip quivered as she timidly approached. “My dad has been abusing me since I was little. I can’t remember a time when he wasn’t hurting me.” This brave teenager’s bold admission caught me off...

In Celebration of “Firsts”

I am a big fan of “firsts.” Perhaps because I am a firstborn, it’s part of my nature to look for fresh starts, for do-overs, for new beginnings. Christmas lights grow dim and we move toward the season of new days — the beginning of a new year....
The Gift of Light

The Gift of Light

Our first Advent candle has been lit.  Twinkling Christmas lights illumine every corner.  Inspired, I’ve begun making Bethlehem stars. I pick up the big ball of soft yellow wool and the tiny bamboo needles and carry them with me throughout the house. I tuck them...

To feed the least of these

It is the season of “thanksgiving” so I stand in this field and give thanks. Through a summer that burned and baked, tested and tormented, this ground beneath my feet nurtured seed destined to feed many.  We had planted it with prayers and with promises to...
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