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Thanksgiving: The Way It Is

It’s much the same this year as it was last year….and the year before that. In the week before the Thanksgiving holiday, many TV shows in the United States have a Thanksgiving-themed episode. They generally follow the same plot: a … Continue reading

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Advent: A Spiritual Journey

  It is without a doubt that my favorite season of the Christian liturgical calendar is Advent.  As someone drawn to the contemplative dimension of life, the four-week opportunity marked by hopeful anticipation touches my spirit deeply. This year, I’m … Continue reading

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Diversity:  Lessons from My Backyard

In spring, my parent’s yard was a bright array of color.  My mother had a bed with yellow and white daffodils.  My father planted multi-colored tulips under maple trees. There were two colors of lilacs filling the air with their … Continue reading

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