Our world is filled with so much brokenness, hate, and evil. Last week two black men were killed at the grocery store after the gunman failed to enter a predominately black church. Saturday, a group of Jewish believers were killed in their synagogue. These are just the latest two killings in a string of killings that have plagued our country -- people killed for the crime of.... of what? Living life? Being black? Being Jewish? It's too much for the human mind and senses to grapple with.
I have spent a lot of time thinking about love this year. I've read books, talked to people, and thought about it. A colleague calls it my love quest. What is love? My professor advises us to approach a novel problem by first thinking about it. Once you have a potential answer, go to the … Continue reading love quest
Everyone has a story within them -- a truth that can, and should be told. Each person also has a unique, personal voice with which to share his story. Sometimes that voice is loud and boisterous and people are forced to stop and listen. Often though, the voice is quieter, sometimes even just a whisper, … Continue reading storytelling
Do you ever have to do something so hard it just doesn't seem possible? I mean it really is impossible. No one has ever done it. Everyone says it's impossible and yet... you still... Hope. And Pray. And try to trust that things will work out. Because. Well, because they usually do. Things usually work … Continue reading impossibly hard
This is the fourth blog post in a series about family. This post is about my relationship with my daughter. As a new mom, I quickly learned to let go of any preconceived notion I had of the "right" way to parent. I ultimately learned that to parent Hannah well, I have to get to … Continue reading mother & daughter
The last few weeks I have been learning a lot about family and what family does and doesn't mean. The next few posts will be a reflection of this journey. "We are family." It was a phrase that was chorused by members of this group continuously through the night. As I walked around and talked … Continue reading science family
Daffodils are in bloom. I love daffodils -- their bright yellow faces popping up from the cold ground are a sign that spring, with all its glory, is just around the corner. Visions of pink and purple petals floating through the air fill my mind as I try to remember the scent of cherry blossoms … Continue reading spring tears