I woke up with the word “reentry” on my mind. What did it mean? What was I supposed to do with it? A few months ago, I had the rich honor of sitting with Mary—along with her daughter; my dear friend Monica—a few days before her death. Mary was ninety-six years old and ready to go back […]

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 […]