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Thursday / February 23 / 2012

Why you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously

It was the season of Lent four years ago when my then four-year-old niece Lainey used her charming innocence and candy corn (…yes, candy corn) to teach me an unforgettable lesson.  Read the full story…

Sunday / February 12 / 2012

Innocent enough, this is a loaded question

Kenis Sweet leading the children's message at Christ Church in Glens Falls, New York
Kenis Sweet leading the children’s message at Christ Church in Glens Falls, New York

My son used to jokingly respond, “Not that I know of.” when people inquired, “Do you have any kids?” Perhaps you have to know him to understand the humor. Funny.

I find myself struck with this question, or more specifically, “So, how many kids do you have?” Read the full story…

Tuesday / December 27 / 2011

Homesick

Me with my most cherished son Grant in Charleston, South Carolina on the night of his law school graduation (Dec 11, 2011)
Me with my most cherished son Grant in Charleston, South Carolina on the night of his law school graduation (Dec 11, 2011)

It’s a cold, damp night and I can tell by the needles hitting the roof that sleet has entered the race. I lean my head back on the headrest, watching the dotted white lines pass by like neatly arranged white ties hanging in a dim closet. Read the full story…

Sunday / December 18 / 2011

Are YOU ready for Christmas?

My cherished grandson Brody REALLY enjoys making (read: eating) gingerbread houses (December 4, 2011 at Christ Church)
My cherished grandson Brody REALLY enjoys making (read: eating) gingerbread houses (December 4, 2011 at Christ Church)

Tis the season to be asked over and over, “Are you ready for Christmas!?” It’s a seasonal question we pull out every year. Part of our comfortable, don’t-get-too-deep language; like asking, “How are you?” after you’ve said hello.

For the past several years, I’ve adopted a new outlook. Read the full story…

Tuesday / December 06 / 2011

When enchantment is threatened

But… how can the Easter Bunny REALLY get to every single house in just one night?”, she inquired, enunciating every single word, her chocolate eyes peering at me from beneath a furrowed brow. Read the full story…