Customs bring back memories and make new ones. https://niume.com/post/202596
The Election Year of Mean Children
When I was in fifth grade, I suffered a humiliating episode of isolation. Something had happened between the two most popular girls in the class causing them to hate each other with a previously unparalleled venom.Each girl began to draw allies to her side and against the other girl. Soon two distinct groups formed with all the girls in one group hating all the girls in the other group and vice versa.Somehow, I managed to miss the drama of how it had all unfolded. Maybe I had been sick ...
Life: A Series of Heights and Depths
Life is a series of ascents and descents. They make life rich.
The Peace of Christmas
Finding Peace at Christmas
Feed Your Neighbor; Buy Local
This evening is our community’s Trick-or-Treat night. Yesterday afternoon, my husband, with all the enthusiasm and anticipation of an eager child, carved our pumpkin. Tonight, he'll light its candle. And even before dark, we'll turn on the porch light to alert our neighborhood munchkins that our house is Trick-or-Treater-friendly.In previous years, we had stockpiled candy from the grocery store, candy shipped in from far away factories. A few years ago, it occurred to us that in our very…
Finding Wonder during Sick Days
'All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”
The American Church Will Soon Have to Choose
Christianity is speaking a strange and scandalous word into whatever culture…
Fed Budget: A Window of Opportunity?
A call to the Church to be the Church. https://niume.com/post/285385