Let Your Heart Be Light

Let Your Heart Be Light

As we reach the end of 2020, another winter, and the holiday season, some of us feel that we have little to celebrate.  Certainly, a pandemic, fires, floods, storms, and conflicts have made this year one of the bleakest and darkest in recent memory. Yet, if...
The Greatest Gifts

The Greatest Gifts

Less than a week before we celebrate the seasons of light, miracles, and rich cultural heritage, we Americans are processing another presidential impeachment.  In their outer solemnity, some people secretly celebrate.  Others scream and argue, as usual.  Yet, some of...
Give in Love

Give in Love

During my senior year of high school, I helped write a local, social history for our town.  In the process, I interviewed several residents who shared stories about their younger days. Of them all, the only person I remember now is Ann, a widow and philanthropist, who...
The Presence of Love

The Presence of Love

A meme winds its way around social media.  A black-and-white illustration reveals animals in a manger, surrounded by trees.  A lone star shines above.  The caption reads: “A nativity scene without Jews, Arabs, Africans or refugees.” Perhaps it would be poignant, if it...