Even Birthday Candles

Even Birthday Candles

These were the classes that made the school day worthwhile: Math, English, and French. It’s because of the ‘lightbulb.’ You know that moment when the new math concept fell into place and the all-important light came on? Or, when the verb conjugating finally made sense...
The hope found in communion!

The hope found in communion!

Tomorrow, we begin the four-Sunday journey of Advent, setting aside our day-in, day-out glut of interests and intrigues, dramas and joys, and dusting off, once more, our longing for the coming of the Messiah. I say dusting off because in the other eleven months of the...
I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

If I were to sit with a group of scientists enthusiastically engaged in (their) shop talk, I would feel completely like one lost in space. Similarly, should I have the occasion to have breakfast with a small group of medical professionals, their jargon and procedural...
More than your greatest request

More than your greatest request

Spoiler alert: The following is another flight of PD imagination. I often like to try to fill in Scripture’s ‘silent gaps,’ those so-intriguing times when a ton of movie-worthy things are happening, but which are not recorded for us. So… As the young and...
Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration

Christmas Eve This special ‘eve’ning is filled with expectation – and stereotypically, frantic, last-minute preparations. The longstanding joke is that parents would be up all night, assembling gifts. Or the chef in the house would be checking and double checking that...