Why I’m Not Worried About the Pledge

The Pledge of¬†Allegiance is under attack. Again. Parents in a school somewhere want “under God” removed from it, and they are suing to get their way.¬†It’s just one more effort in the ageless battle to prove that the movie is wrong: God is dead. Or...

Going with the Flow

One tidbit we always tell young parents is to not let your children become dependent on a specific bedtime ritual. If your daughter always has to have a story, a song, the blue cup, and the white blankie — in that order, you are setting yourself up for disaster....

The Day After

The morning after Easter always feels so fresh to me. I love Easter Sunday, of course. Especially yesterday when I got to sing in the church choir! I am not a singer. I gave birth to four children who have amazing talent, but they got it from their father. Yesterday,...

Still the Greatest Story

  I’m posting this a few hours before Good Friday, which was only good for us, of course. Not for Jesus. In the unfolding of passion week, these were the longest hours of all. The betrayal by a kiss. The gripping moment when Peter drew a sword to fight, and...

When Death Passed Over

More than forty-five years ago, I heard my grandfather preach a sermon about the first Passover. The night the Death Angel stalked throughout the land of Egypt, killing all the first born. “From the first-born of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, to the first born...