Christmas Every Day

There’s so much hype and hurry as we prepare to celebrate Christmas, yet I’ve already seen a Christmas tree out on the curb. It’s as if taking down the tree and putting away the decorations can’t be done quickly enough for some people. This Christmas season (yes, we celebrate the...

A Tribute to Redheads

Have you ever noticed that redheads often have strong—and sometimes funny—personalities? I enjoyed watching Carol Burnett receive the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor on PBS last night. I needed a laugh, and the show delivered. Carol’s red hair and the tribute paid to her by Lucie Arnaz,...

People Are Watching

I helped an elderly parishioner to her car on Sunday after a parish gathering. It was raining, and she was carrying a glass dish that had belonged to her mother. It was only natural for me to offer to help her as she juggled an umbrella, dish, purse, and car keys in the rain. In addition to thanking me for...

Lost a Shoe Lately?

I often wonder about the shoes I see abandoned along the road. How did one shoe happen to end up on the road? Did it get tossed out of a car window on purpose? What could possibly be the purpose of that? What will the owner do with the remaining shoe? Or did the shoe end up on the road by accident? And...

A Matter of Perspective

When I take a step back from the stresses and challenges of my fairly ordinary daily life—family, work, home and car repairs, short-lived sickness, commuting, paying bills—I see that I’m pretty blessed. But when I’m in the midst of paying the bills or dealing with getting a car into the shop for...

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