The Word on the Street

The Word on the Street

The End Is Near or Beginning Anew?

What does Easter mean to you? Is Easter the culmination of Lent and, therefore, the end of what has been a long, tedious and joyless season of introspection, spiritual reflection and repentance? Or is Easter a glorious, life-affirming, celebrative time of new beginning? Is Easter... [ Full Post ]

Minding Our Words

My dear mother always said: “If you can’t think of something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Mom’s words came to mind following a recent discussion at a church committee meeting on how we are doing as a church on the communications effort we undertook with... [ Full Post ]

The Choice: Migration, Hibernation, or Living Life as It Comes

In the bleak mid-winter, frosty wind made moan,Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,In the bleak mid-winter, long ago. —Christina G. Rossetti, 1872 I drove daughter Grace to Chicago O’Hare International Air Port on Tuesday. Being... [ Full Post ]

Home Sweet Home

During the holidays our hearts often turn to memories of home if we are away, or to our childhood’s home if the memories were good, or simply to having family and friends gather around the hearth with decorations, mirth and food abundant. When daylight hours shorten and the weather outside... [ Full Post ]

Say What?

‘Tis the Season to be generous unto self. Yes, you heard me right. Browse online and buy yourself something frivolous, fun and extravagant. Give yourself something. Pamper your favorite person, i.e., moi.  Where is all this coming from, you ask?  I was astounded to discover... [ Full Post ]