I am an eternal optimist. I look for the best in people. Always. My greatest bent in life is to look for the ways in which things and people, systems and structures may be restored. I just see hope and potential everywhere. Brokenhearted people, antique furniture, neighborhoods crumbling under the foreclosure crisis, students who have […]Read More Heartbroken, Yet Still in Pursuit of Justice
There are many things I bemoan in this life, in our U.S. culture. The divisiveness. The unrelenting messages we’re fed that we don’t have enough, don’t make enough, and just plain aren’t enough. The fact that our children are growing up faster and faster, forgetting how to play younger and younger, captivated by screens, tainted […]Read More Deeper than Words
He’s exactly what you would expect of a 6th grade boy. High energy, an alternately charming and maddening blend of extreme silliness and budding sarcasm, an affinity for jokes involving rude body noises and a distaste for homework. He can be tough, he puts effort in to his “devil may care” demeanor. Tried to cover […]Read More Did You Forget?
I keep thinking of Christmas carols this week. Maybe it’s the crisp edge on the air in the mornings as I nurse my coffee. Maybe it’s the Apple Chai candle I busted out this week. Maybe it’s that the pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks. But I think it’s because I’ve been praying for […]Read More Weekend Reading (and why there is Christmas in my heart)