I have been praying and studying for 6 days about a thoughtful response to the North Carolina General Assembly's most recent work, House Bill 2. I have wrestled with whether to say anything or not, and my intent is not to offend or upset anyone. But I have been bothered since I began reading about what happened in … Continue reading House Bill 2 -Why?
Just a few reflections on this Easter Monday post joy and celebration of yesterday's Easter morning. It is the day after. By now the disciples have gotten their bearings and are adjusting to this miraculous turn of events in the life of Jesus Christ. We, on the other hand- are often either back at work … Continue reading The Day After
So this week is finally here. It's the most important week in the life of our Christian Year. It's not the happiest week. It's not the mountain top high spiritual experience kind of week. Quite the opposite. It should be a down on your knees kind of week. It should be head bowed and tears … Continue reading Feeling the Cross
March 17th we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. For me that has mostly consisted of trying to remember to wear green- a color that is pretty scant in my wardrobe because I'm not a fan. Makes me look jaundiced. It occurred to me that this day is named after a patron saint and yet mostly what … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day
Greg and I saw the movie Spotlight for the first time this week. After winning the Best Picture Oscar the theatre across the street brought it back. It's about some reporters for the Boston Globe uncovering the breadth of the Catholic Church's scandal about priests molesting children. It was intense as you can imagine. As … Continue reading Truth and Shame
Typically in the spring, Greg and I take a little vacation somewhere of his choosing. Having lived in the North Carolina mountains the past 3 years where the temps could go a week not getting out of the 20's Greg has talked about going to South Beach for a warm break to winter. My job … Continue reading Beautiful Diversity