We Need Help.

We Need Help.

My family. My community. The nation I live in. Our world. We – all of us – need help! In the next two months, the number of displaced people in my city will double. Men and women, boys and girls, are forced to flee and seek refuge in a culture that is not...
Today’s Choices

Today’s Choices

How much do you think someone would pay for your old unused resolution? This is one of my issues with new year’s resolutions. They aren’t worth anything to anyone else, and yet they become precious to us. They excite us. They distress us and very often, disappoint us....
Zones of Comfort

Zones of Comfort

I have heard many people talk about “leaving their comfort zone.” What is this alleged Comfort Zone? Where is everyone going when they leave it? My Comfort Zone has always been the place that I have deemed safe. It is the place that I have faithfully walled and...
Commit to Pour

Commit to Pour

Have you ever seen a small child attempt to pour a drink from a pitcher of water or from a carton of milk? His little muscles begin to quiver, his jaw tenses – maybe his tongue sticks out from the side of his mouth for balance. He has the best of intentions, but for...
50 Kilos of Salt

50 Kilos of Salt

Winter in Germany this year has been brutal. Frigid temperatures, heaps of snow and freezing rain were not on my Christmas wish list. I have the blessing (curse) of a long driveway. When winter strikes, the curse begins. Shoveling parties are anything but fun. Just...