In the Thick of Thin Things

In the Thick of Thin Things

It is far too early to be thinking about school starting. I am savoring the summer, enjoying the fact that we still have more to come. I enjoy the longer and slower days and the easing of schedules and responsibilities. Family vacation gives us distance from our...
With Patience and Longsuffering

With Patience and Longsuffering

I read yesterday of a family with four children who were removed from an airline flight because of their noise and restlessness. One son had autism and a daughter had cerebral palsy. It was the childrens’ first flight. On another flight, a family was removed because...
American Idols

American Idols

The Fourth of July is one of our family’s favorite holidays. It includes a pancake breakfast in the mountains, a parade, a barbecue, homemade ice cream and a “Driveway of Fire” with the family. The celebration is inspiring and meaningful. It is spent with people we...
Children Having Children

Children Having Children

I have been awestruck by the recent account in the news of 18 Gloucester High School girls (mostly sophomores) getting pregnant, apparently excited at the prospect of having a baby on their own. My heart aches for these unborn babies and for the mothers who know so...
The Power of Music

The Power of Music

My 13-year-old son just bought an Ipod. Maybe we are technology laggards, but it took awhile for him to earn enough to purchase this coveted item. He is a typical teenager, walking around plugged in much of the time, raising his head on occasion with a puzzled look...
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