Judge Little and Love A Lot!

“If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.” From Luke 16:31 The most frustrating times of my career in education were the result of observing stubborn or mean-spirited adults who refused to do the right thing: A teacher who simply wouldn’t … Continue reading

From Last To First

“Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.” Matthew 20:27 My Aunt Lucille cared for home-bound elderly people. She had a way with God’s children and her “ladies” as she called them were no exception. One particular woman had been troublesome … Continue reading

Cub, Sweet Cub

“…everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted” From Luke 18:14 Baseball fever has taken over Chicagoland in full force these days. Even non-Cub fans admire what this young team has accomplished in spite of the lore regarding that goat’s curse. I admit to a soft spot … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary!

God created man in his image; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply…” From Genesis 1:27-28 This is my parent’s wedding anniversary. Though they celebrate together in a better place, I’m feeling particularly close to them today. My husband and I have just returned from Quebec and the … Continue reading

Persistent Us… Persistent God!

A month ago, the elder good deacon and I drove to St. Louis for a wedding. We happily made this trek to celebrate with our friends whose daughter was the bride. Because Mary Beth and her groom asked Mike to witness their vows, we attended the wedding rehearsal so all concerned could prepare. When we … Continue reading

All Good

A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn. From Psalm 51:19 This morning, a friend forwarded an article about Pope Francis. After reading it, I had to admit to myself that I sometimes allow the negatives “out there” to distract me. Pope Francis and many good souls have brought goodness into my … Continue reading