Doing the Right Thing

I was surprised when five year old Dylan (not his real name) broke ranks with the group of older children, most of whom he knew – one was his brother, to cross the invisible line and hand another child the pair of shoes he was holding.  He did this without anyone prompting him. In fact…… Continue reading Doing the Right Thing

All is Not Well

It is not OK.  It is not well with my soul, and no manner of things are well. Not to disparage Julian of Norwich, but this is how I feel. I am so used to hearing of men, women and children being gunned down by evil, that my heart has become crusted over with scar…… Continue reading All is Not Well

Witness in a Murder Trial

“I once was a witness in a murder trial.”  Starting a conversation with these words, always gets everybody’s attention.  And it’s true.  I really did have to go on the witness stand, swear on the Bible that  the testimony  I was about to give “ shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but…… Continue reading Witness in a Murder Trial

100 Monkeys and Change

The Macaca fuscata monkeys had been observed by scientist on the island of Koshima in Japan for over 30 years. One morning in 1952 scientists observed an 18 month old monkey take the extra time to rinse the sand off the sweet potato provided for her before she began to eat it.  Soon the little…… Continue reading 100 Monkeys and Change

My Beloved

 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.  And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Beloved Son, with whom I…… Continue reading My Beloved

Judging Yesterday

It seems we can’t make it through a week without some new allegation or image from the past coming forth on the media to condemn some public figure.  The most recent are the images of Democratic Governor Ralph Northam in blackface alongside a person dressed in KKK garb.  The photo is sooooo offensive, I cannot…… Continue reading Judging Yesterday

He Would Not Forgive Her

“One time I got down on my knees and cried and begged him to forgive me, but he would not,” Elizabeth’s (not her real name) eyes glistened with tears as she recalled the hard heartedness of her husband.  She ended her story by telling me that when her beloved Robert died suddenly, after 50 years…… Continue reading He Would Not Forgive Her