Category: Family Life

When You are Stuck

Another Way for week of April 6, 2018 When You are Stuck Most of us have had to work on something that was slow, frustrating, and just plain difficult. Whether at home or work, whether young or old, whether because of something you did or no fault of y...

Resurrection People

Another Way for week of March 30, 2018 Resurrection People It seems like my husband and I have been going to a lot of funerals or memorial services lately, for people we have known and loved. I’m thinking about all these friends as we come to this beau...

Threads of Faith among Annoying People

Another Way for week of March 23, 2018 Threads of Faith among Annoying People What’s this? A pastor who says you can expect to find annoying people in her church? She got my attention right there. Ok, she didn’t say it exactly in those words. But becau...

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Knot

Another Way for week of February 9, 2018 He Loves Me, He Loves Me Knot My husband mutters something in loud exasperation from the kitchen. I catch myself hunching over like Edith Bunker, dropping what I’m doing to hurry out to  see what Archie’s proble...

Climb a New Mountain

Another Way for week of February 2, 2018 Climb a New Mountain In 1995 when I was in my mid-forties, my daughters and I, along with one sister who was visiting us, climbed a local mountain, “Old Rag,” famous in these parts for a “rock scramble” near the...

Seven Benefits for All in Dismantling Racism

Another Way for week of January 26, 2018 Seven Benefits for All in Dismantling Racism These days seem to be filled with needing to talk about racism because 1) it still exists and threatens to split the U.S. yet again; 2) there are so many incidents wh...

Kinda Like Family

I get defensive when I listen to episodes like the one that aired today on a special edition of The Current. I’m not particularly proud of my instinctive reaction, but there you go. The episode was called “In Care and In Crisis: Canada’s Indigenous Child Welfare Emergency.” It deals with the deeply troubling realities faced […]

Clean Mugs and Emptied Trash Cans

Another Way for week of January 5, 2018 Clean Mugs and Emptied Trash Cans Every time I pick up my mug from my office desk—and it still has some of yesterday’s stale coffee—I’m reminded of one of the reasons I’m missing our office housekeeper from the last 34 years. [...]

Review of the movie, “The Post”

Because of my three-part blog entry about Katharine Graham, I’m reposting my daughter’s review of The Post from over at Third Way website. Sign up for weekly media reviews from five excellent writers who tackle new topics each week!  The Post How the press, and the Pentagon Papers changed history By Michelle Davis Sinclair Streep. [...]

What We Leave Behind

Another Way for week of December 30, 2017 What We Leave Behind So, what do you ship family members the day or week after Christmas or New Years and all the children have gone home? Last year after Christmas, I saw my boss and his wife boxing up something [...]

The Compassionate Jesus

Another Way for week of December 23, 2017 The Compassionate Jesus At Christmas we recall the birth of baby Jesus many many years ago. Too often we forget—and certainly pop culture forgets or doesn’t know the beauty of the man who baby Jesus grew up to ...

City Girl, Country Girl

Another Way for week of December 1, 2017 City Girl, Country Girl I hear the roar of a bus, a fire engine, feel the crisp autumn air. I walk past a coffee shop, a pizza shop, a newly opened Middle Eastern café; I go by a bike shop, walk past my two bank. [...]
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