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A Box of Memories

A Box of Memories

It was just an ordinary Monday in January, freezing and icy outside. I was feeling sad and a little lonely (perhaps the January blahs) after all the excitement and connection with friends and family that I had so enjoyed during this past Christmas season. I decided to...
Savoring Experiences of Grace

Savoring Experiences of Grace

A few weeks ago, my 11 year-old son tested positive for COVID. A few days later, my parents tested positive with breakthrough cases. Ever since the virus emerged in our communities, I was concerned that these three people in particular would become infected. All at...
Life on the Vine – Accompaniment

Life on the Vine – Accompaniment

 “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.”  John 15:4 (MSG) The summer of 2020 was a cinch...
Shadow and Light

Shadow and Light

My dad is a professional portrait photographer, retired after almost 50 years of being in business. Working in a photography studio darkroom in high school he began his career and learned his trade in the days when he could take photos with his 35 mm camera, develop...