The greatest gift of the nativity

One of the most cherished aspects of the Christmas season are lights. Twinkle lights, tree lights, luminaries, lanterns tied up with evergreen and bows, and especially candlelight. Light was an extraordinary part of the first Christmas, too. Historians confirm that the time at which Christ was born was very dark. Among the Jewish people, doubtContinue reading “The greatest gift of the nativity”

What’s holding you back?

I have an assignment for you today. Don’t worry. I won’t be collecting papers or giving out grades. This is an open book, self-guided assignment.  Think back over the last 24-72 hours of your life. Longer, if you’d like. What have you been watching? What have you been listening to? What have you been scrollingContinue reading “What’s holding you back?”


I did everything I was supposed to do.  That was my heart cry when everyone–despite being fully vaccinated–came down with COVID in our home. Everyone, that is, except for me. I’m a nurse. I know how to protect myself. I know how to protect my family. So why did they all get sick, despite everything we all didContinue reading “Violated.”

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