Expectation – a tricky thing at any time, but a significantly greater land mine at this time of year. I know this from personal experience.  The pressure to meet these expectations is in large part what keeps me so busy during this season. Junior (x4) needs to bring cookies for the class Christmas party. I…Read more »

“Let’s go Christmas shopping together as a family,” we said. On a Saturday two weeks before Christmas, no less. “This is a good idea, we will make memories as a family,” we thought. Well, we did make memories. We were right about that. It had been a long time of tough slogging. Too much pressure. …Read more »

Sins of the Fathers

Sins of the Fathers[1] The rays of Easter sunrise still shine through the outstretched arms of invitation. The light still shines in the darkness, and the darkness can not extinguish it. Yet this week, the cold fingers of darkness still sent a shiver. Innocence silenced, as fuel, devoured in fires of consumption. I read the…Read more »