Different Year, Same Story

Different Year, Same Story

The advice on social media was clear: “Let your garden sleep in. Wait to tidy up your garden for spring until we have a week of temps in the 50s or above. This year’s pollinators are still sleeping in your plant stems and leaves until then.” Thinking that by mid-April...
Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

A heart-warming incident occurred at our recent Ash Wednesday service. Everyone had already come forward for the imposition of ashes, and our priest had settled the container back on the table. Silently, a little girl walked up the aisle and stood patiently. It was as...
What An Opening!

What An Opening!

Although the audiobook City of the Sun is from 2008, I just came across it recently. The main character, Frank Behr, is a private detective who retired from his career as a police officer. He gets pulled into a case by the parents of a missing 12-year-old boy, Jamie...
Hope Comes First

Hope Comes First

The old house had stood abandoned for far longer than when I first encountered it thirty-five years ago. The windows, boarded up tightly against the elements, caused the house to appear sightless. Then last week I saw as I drove by it that something appeared to be...
Chains

Chains

When I awoke this morning, the word “chains” was on my brain. I tried to recall what dreams I might have had which would have produced that effect, but nothing came to me. But all day, my thoughts kept returning to why chains would be important. Don’t bother Googling...