A valentine to the chosen

A valentine to the chosen

Today is a fun day for many and a not-so-fun day for others.  I still remember the pressure of hoping my carefully decorated shoebox would contain some valentines from my classmates! In my day, it wasn’t a requirement to give everyone in the class a valentine. A few...
A friend who was family

A friend who was family

A little more than a week ago, I lost a best friend.  When I spoke at her memorial service, I quoted Proverbs 18:24: “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” But I told the crowd that had gathered in the service what the verse meant to me: “There is a...
We are at war

We are at war

Every month there is another email about a possible data link involving our information. I continue to be shocked by the cost of groceries and the price of a new sweater. My cell phone is ringing constantly with telemarketers, or worse. Social media is a playground...
Truly privileged

Truly privileged

The word privilege is used in our culture today for a variety of reasons but mostly to define benefits given to people of a certain race or income level. This isn’t a political or social blog so I will be using that word as it is used in the dictionary. That said, the...