Tag Archives: Faith

Monks with Brooms

The newspaper headline caught my eye last Thursday, because it sounded like the set-up to a late-night comedy sketch: “Monks brawl with brooms in Bethlehem.” This has to be a joke, I thought. Just one year ago, I spent a … Continue reading

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Emmanuel

Last week, I purchased the Blu-ray edition of “Planet Earth.” We’d missed the series when it originally aired in the U.S. because at that time, I was still nursing my firstborn and was such a bleary, exhausted mess, the entire … Continue reading

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Minka Disbrow

Update January 2, 2012 – To those of you who have made your way here from the AP article that went viral today…thank you so much for your interest in this story. My sweet Grandma (though very savvy) has no … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Knox

By now, the story of my first few encounters with Knox McCoy is the stuff of legend. If you’re one of the 312,398,205 Americans who haven’t yet heard the story, here’s the nutshell: I “discovered” Knox, and fell in love … Continue reading

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Candles in Hurricanes

On a mid-summer evening in 1967, a healthy, active 17-year-old girl named Joni dove off a cliff into too-shallow waters, instantly breaking her neck. She survived, but she would never again move her legs, or her hands. She would never … Continue reading

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Needing Truth – ATCL

It is no secret, to my faithful readers, that I love learning, and information. Perhaps a little more than is strictly appropriate. Actually, “love” might not quite be a strong enough word. Nevertheless, there are many times, especially when the … Continue reading

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And I’m Worth It

I remember so vividly the moment I first realized that my worth as a human being had nothing to do with my performance as one. It was a moment that changed everything. Growing up in a volatile religious household, I’d … Continue reading

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