Making It to the Top

I once climbed 14,265 feet up in the air. But before you go thinking I’m some sort of Jack and the mountain was my beanstalk, let me add a side note: we started at 10,850 feet. In this spirit of full disclosure, I might as well also admit that the driving motivation for the feat was the picture I’d get....

The 40-day Countdown

Call me Forrest and watch me run — my crutches are gone! OK, so it wasn’t exactly a scene out of Forrest Gump. I didn’t sprint away when I broke free of my leg-length brace and crutches after six long weeks of confinement following knee surgery. But when my doctor gave me the go-ahead to walk earlier...

‘Offer It Up’

I heard this advice all too often growing up; my mom’s succinct response to my whines about chores or complaints of small annoyances. Whatever it was, she’d tell me to “offer it up,” to do it as an offering for someone in purgatory so that he or she might make it to heaven more quickly. An eye roll...

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