On this Easter weekend, I've been in a thoughtful mood, considering what it means to be present with someone during their darkest hour. In my Christian faith, that brings me to the heart of a mother--specifically Mary, the mother of Jesus. On Good Friday, I thought of what it would be like to witness your … Continue reading The One Who Will Never Leave
For me as a Christian, the week ahead is a special time as we move toward Easter-- the holiest of days in the Christian calendar. This week, called Holy Week is when we complete the season of Lent--those forty days prior to Easter that mark when Jesus Christ drew away into the desert before the … Continue reading Before the Light– Darkness
It's Easter weekend, and for me as a Christian, it's the most thoughtful time of the year. I contemplate the miraculous, and see the transformation through the life of Christ from the desolation of the forty days in the desert, to the suffering of the crucifixion followed by darkness and separation, and then the triumphant … Continue reading Metamorphosis: Growing into the Next Phase of Life
The day Darlene shaved my head when it was inevitable that my hair would fall out, fifteen days after my first chemo, I returned home wondering how my family would handle it. When my tenth-grade son, Brooks saw me, he said, “Mom, you look like G.I. Jane!” and chuckled. Months after I finished my treatment … Continue reading You Need to Overseed!