Should I Be Offended By This?

Should I Be Offended By This?

When I worked in a nonprofit thrift store, I hired a Muslim woman to be my assistant manager. One Christmas when we were digging through donations to see what we could sell, she ran across some life-sized wooden nativity figures.  A lot of thrift store donations...
Why Helicopter Parents Have Got It Wrong

Why Helicopter Parents Have Got It Wrong

My husband used to teach in a low-income high school riddled with crime, homelessness and poverty. He loved his job. When he figured out that one of his students couldn’t read because he couldn’t see the words, my husband spoke with a counselor and together they made...
Can You Imagine?

Can You Imagine?

Can you imagine what the world would be like if we did this?  “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44 “Keep open house; be generous with your lives.” Matthew 5:16 “When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks. Just...
My Sexy Christmas Car and the Gift of Forgiveness

My Sexy Christmas Car and the Gift of Forgiveness

“Change is the only constant in life,” said the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, and it was clear to me that I was ready for a change. “I’ve been driving the van since the kids were in diapers, ”I complained to my husband. “They’re practically grown, they don’t...

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