I am writing to you during a time of global crisis. I am writing to you in a time of personal difficulty. I am writing to you in a time of great uncertainty. I could list all the myriad anxieties that are afflicting me. I could list all the things I think I need, and [...]
Sometimes I feel so defeated as a mother. Are we allowed to speak this truth? Child of my own flesh and blood, yet she remains a mystery to me. I try to build strong walls to keep her from turning to the right or to the left, but I am reminded of my human frailty.
This weekend is a time when families across the world gather together to celebrate Passover, Good Friday, and Easter. As a "gentile" Torah observant Christian (that's a mouthful!), I have been learning how to observe the Passover according to the Bible and teach it to my children. I relate the story in Exodus to the [...]
Money on my mind lately. Career. School. Needs. Wants. Future. Housing. It's a lot. I think money, or the lack of it, or the fear of the lack of it, is a worry on many minds. It hurts to spend many hours away from family, for little in return. Many people my age are trying [...]
My faith has been quietly, and slowly growing in strength. I had an experience yesterday that was small yet significant for me. A few years ago I began attending a weekly group with my children called Pathways. It is from an organization that helps individuals and families improve their lives financially. It has been a [...]
Psalm 16:11 You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever. There is a path of life and a path of destruction. Ten years ago, I was on the wrong path and quickly heading towards the grave. In the blindness of addiction and [...]
They don’t even know it, but they redeemed me. They lead me to the water of forgiveness. I was born, when they were born.
Dear Mother, Dear Father: There is no easy introduction. There is no careful beginning to help soften the blow. When I was a child, a small child, I was sexually abused. This is a confession a life-time in the making. This is a truth never uttered verbally from my lips. Even staring at those words [...]