Rule With Justice

I am going to make this short and sweet. In the Second Book of Samuel, King David in his last words proclaims: “The God of Israel spoke; of me the Rock of Israel said, ‘He that rules over men in justice, that rules in the fear of God, Is like the morning light at sunrise on a cloudless morning,...

Back to the Basics

Eight months after knee surgery to fix a soccer injury, my doctor has finally given me the go-ahead to kick around the soccer ball again. Nothing too complicated quite yet, but some dribbles up and down the field and passing back and forth are allowed. And even though I’m back to just the basics, I’m...

What’s Your Motto?

One of my favorite Catholic priests introduced me to the habit of choosing a “motto”—a meaningful phrase (especially something scriptural) to give a spiritual focus to our days during different seasons. I’m starting a new chapter of my life: earlier this month my husband and I moved to...

Counting the Stars

Last Saturday, the Perseid meteor shower was at its peak. Lying in the backyard right around midnight, I struggled with needing to focus on one piece of the sky. I was constantly tempted to look someplace else, that maybe the next falling star would be over here, or over there, or wait, maybe I have a better...

Music With a Message

I love classic rock and roll. One of my favorite artists is Stevie Nicks, with and without Fleetwood Mac. Recently I went to an outdoor concert to watch her perform live. Packed in with 14,000 other people, I waited in anticipation, knowing she would deliver not only great music but great entertainment. The...

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