The Empty Chairs

In this week after Thanksgiving we’re still aglow with positive posts and tweets of family meals and gatherings. Long tables decorated to make Martha Stewart envious; pies perfect enough to tempt Paula Deen ask for the recipe; and over-achievers getting … Continue reading

Found Yourself Saying, “But I Did All the Right Things”?

The recipe promised a quick and easy quiche dinner with no need to roll out a crust, instead the ingredients would separate during baking. A lovely crust would form on the bottom while the bacon, eggs and cheese gently browned … Continue reading

Suggestions for Dealing with Medical News

Last week a well-meaning woman I didn’t know overheard me tell our yoga instructor that I wouldn’t be able to come to class for two months due to upcoming surgery. She was stricken, ashen, and continued the conversation as we … Continue reading

Writing about Suffering Can Get You Down – and Lift You Up

To complete the Capstone paper requirement for the Master of Arts in Christian Studies degree program, I wrote a 40+ page paper on the subject of suffering and sanctification.  Yes, it was and is a heavy subject, but one I … Continue reading