Monthly Archives: September 2011

it gets better. 21

One thing that drew me to our church was the bulletin. When we visited, there were a list of celebrations in the bulletin, things like, So-and-So got his Eagle Scout badge and This Person just completed a marathon. I wanted to be part of a church that cared enough to celebrate those things. In high […]

look for the helpers. 4

“When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still […]

missing so much. 3

Dear Dad, The news is focused on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and the coverage brings back so many memories of sitting on the couch watching everything unfold, all those American flags, the lines to donate blood. Everyone called everyone else. Even though we were far from the tragedy, you called me. We didn’t have […]