An Army of Deborahs

Two years ago I had the privilege to join a group of Morgantown, WV area women on a bus trip to Washington DC for the first Women's March. I went, not really knowing what to expect. I knew the numbers of those intending to come were exceeding the initial estimation. I knew that there was... Continue Reading →

The Valley of the Shadow of Death

Tuesday evening, my heart broke twice. First, it broke when I received the news that Pat, a beloved parishioner, had passed away.  Pat was a wonderful woman who will leave behind a legacy of riotous laughter and chaotic family gatherings. I've only known her for the past two years, and she's been battling one health... Continue Reading →

Specks and Logs and Blinders

"Jane" had just learned that her niece, "Leslie", had begun living with her long-time boyfriend.  Leslie, knowing her Aunt Janie would take offense to her decision, had debated long and hard about whether or not she should tell her about the decision they had made. Ultimately, Leslie decided honesty was the most important component of... Continue Reading →

Courage on a Stick Horse

There I was, minding my own business.  I had my nose in a book (surprise! surprise!) I had my usual seat at Starbucks--camped out at my favorite table with access to an electrical outlet for my battery-challenged computer... and he walked in. He got all of our attention.  The place practically stopped in its tracks.  The guy... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to my Childhood Bully

"Jay" (that's what I'll call you)--we grew up together.  We lived in the same neighborhood.  Our mothers had also been school mates growing up in this same neighborhood together.  You would think we'd have gotten along a bit better. But for the most part we just seemed oblivious of each other.  We were often in the... Continue Reading →

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