Ponder the Mystery of I AND

The siren song of mystery stories came calling in grade school. Once I learned how to read, I gravitated toward the whodunit shelves at the library, lured by the prospect of completing a puzzle. I matched wits with Encyclopedia Brown and Nancy Drew, Hercule Poirot and Richard Jury, tracking clues on the streets of London,Continue reading “Ponder the Mystery of I AND”

3 Myths That Fuel Burnout

A strong work ethic has always been my calling card. During college and my early career, I packed my schedule from the wee hours of the morning until my head hit the pillow late at night. Though my responsibilities have shifted since then, I still take on too many to-dos, then feel stressed when IContinue reading “3 Myths That Fuel Burnout”

Pro-lifers, Don’t Forget to Speak Life Online

On January 22, my social media feed blew up with sonograms, pregnant bellies, and cherub-like baby faces. When I read the accompanying posts, I was disturbed by the incongruity of such sweet images paired with words conveying fury, spite and vitriol. The passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act on the anniversary of Roe v.Continue reading “Pro-lifers, Don’t Forget to Speak Life Online”

What Are We Waiting For?

“Is it snack time yet?” My five-year-old hounds me with this question throughout the day, in between the times he’s asking about lunch or dinner. It gets old quickly, and I wind up losing my temper almost as frequently as he pulls on my shirt, begging for nourishment. Just as my son doesn’t always understandContinue reading “What Are We Waiting For?”

Blessed Are the Meek

Meekness isn’t a virtue we think about often. It doesn’t appear high on society’s list of desirable traits, like power, wealth, strength, and influence. We don’t interact with people and hope they walk away thinking “Wow, she’s really meek.” Yet meekness is one of the most radical ways we can live like Christ. Instead ofContinue reading “Blessed Are the Meek”