New Year, New Me?

Maybe you’re the type of person who makes resolutions or sets some goals or dreams for the coming year at the stroke of midnight and eagerly plunges headfirst into doing what you set out to do.  Perchance you’re more like Lieutenant Dan with the cold hard stare of a depression fueled by traumatic circumstances and […]

Faith Like a Child

Light-up shoes flashed as he ran, unabated by the atmosphere of the adults taking part in the discussion around him. He giggled as he played with a ball he had found, the wings of the bumblebee costume he insisted on wearing flapping with each step he took. Both the shoes and the wings garnered some […]

Consider this

Have you ever thought of the word consider? The word means to reflect upon, to think carefully, to regard something. It means to muse upon an idea, to evaluate a suggestion or a claim. We consider decisions we need to make. We consider qualities in ourselves and in others. We consider ideas that make or […]

Small Rebellions

I belong to a little church in this swath of the Midwest I call my home. Some of the women in this little church, in the height of the “we don’t want refugees” clamoring and the anti-Dreamers frenzy a few years ago, decided they wanted to do something about it to counter the sentiment. They […]