One summer evening when I was 10-years-old, my family joined in a neighborhood gathering. The parents sat on a patio chatting and fanning themselves while the children ran around the yard chasing lightning bugs. At one point, a boy my age came over and… Continue Reading “lessons learned: what snowy daffodils can teach us about resilience”
Last night on our evening walk as we rounded the bend of the nature trail, I asked my daughter, “Do you want to take the dark and deadly trail or turn around and travel back in the light?” She laughed and asked, “Why do… Continue Reading “lessons learned: dark and deadly trails”
For the expanding grandeur of Creation, worlds known and unknown, galaxies beyond galaxies, filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations: We give thanks this day. For this fragile planet earth, its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons: We give thanks this day.… Continue Reading “we give thanks this day”
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -Martin Luther King, Jr.