The start of school always brings a whole slew of adventures, and not just for the students in our family. The parents always get dragged along for the ride. If you count pre-school, I have been the parent of a school-going child for over ten years, so “what I did on vacation” essays, informational sheets, ridiculous lists of school supplies (where on earth will you store the THREE boxes of Kleenex required… Read More
Today it has been a whole year since the horror of hurricane Katrina began. I have the highest admiration for my friends in New Orleans who have doggedly determined their city will be, once again, a place of beauty. There’s a long, long way to go.Here’s an article about my dear friend Ann Freedman, one of those heroes.On this first anniversary we are witnesses to all this suffering and hope. And because… Read More
They woke up, brushed their teeth, got dressed, combed their hair, put their backpacks on and came to breakfast wearing them. Gotta love the first day of school!
Look into their eyes, would you? You can’t even hear them talk but just by looking you know what they’re thinking: “Here we are, ready to change the world! This big city had better be ready for us!” Can you see it in their eyes? Can you imagine the deep conviction and firey faith that inspired two young folks to pack up their lives and move to the big city? This week… Read More
Since I was on vacation last Sunday the family stayed home from church, too. After an afternoon nap Mark and I came downstairs to find the dining room chairs assembled in rows, the coffee table set up with candles and bulletins (pictured above) thoughtfully provided for each member of the congregation (me and Mark).Turns out the kids had been feverishly working all afternoon to plan the service, including selecting appropriate piano pieces… Read More