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Normally, I love the feeling of a clean slate at the start of the new year.  But this year, as I did my reflections, I found myself feeling quite sad instead. As much as I’d like to close the door on 2018 and move on—- there are a number of things that I take with […]
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Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast…” Joel 2:15-16 I remember the first time our oldest daughter received the imposition of the ashes on Ash Wednesday. She was less than a […]
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Last summer when we were back in the States, my mom had the rare opportunity to have all 7 of her grandchildren, her 3 daughters and their husbands together for one meal. No small feat with the conflicting work schedules and thriving social calendars of these kids.  The ‘kids’ ranged from 16 to 24 years […]
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