The Present of Presence

It’s six days before Christmas. Emails regarding last-minute presents flood our in-boxes. Anyone we’ve ever purchased anything from has exactly what we need to finish our shopping! Mall parking lots are packed with cars. Stores have long lines. Frustrated, and sometimes frantic, consumers are trying to find: the right gift, the perfect gift, the gift that says, “yes I do pay […]

Joyful Presence

A week ago, I went to the doctor because I was a bit “under the weather”. Scheduling doctor’s appointments because I’m sick isn’t something I typically do- not because I don’t believe in the medical profession (I do), but simply because I honestly don’t like entertaining the possibility that I’m unwell. Like every year, the week of […]

The Present of Presence

It’s three days before Christmas. Emails regarding last-minute presents are flooding our “in” boxes. It seems that anyone we’ve ever purchased ANYTHING from has exactly what we need to finish our shopping. The malls and shopping centers are packed with cars. Frustrated, and sometimes frantic, shoppers are trying to find the “right” gift, the perfect gift, the […]