Passing on

As I write this my brother’s funeral is being held. I am missing it, not only because I live thousands of miles away from home and I’m two hours away from the airport with snow on the ground and terrible driving conditions, although there’s that; nor because the tickets are cost prohibitive on short notice,Continue reading “Passing on”

Thanks Giving

It’s that time of year to be thankful for all the good things in our lives. Not that we aren’t thankful all year, but we are more expressive in our thanks on this holiday. Thanksgiving also kicks off the season of giving. For most people, that means giving material gifts. Either store bought or handContinue reading “Thanks Giving”

The Company We Keep

In her job as ‘guidance counselor to her children’, my mom was always drawing on truisms to steer us toward good outcomes. One of her aphorisms was ‘show me your company and I’ll tell you who you are’. And she wasn’t the only one to caution us. If you look at Proverbs 13:20 it says”Continue reading “The Company We Keep”

The things we leave behind

About a year ago I overheard the some ladies at a church group raving about death cleaning.  They weren’t talking to me, but I tuned in to hear what they were saying.  Apparently a few of them had read the book by Margareta Magnusson called The Gentle Art of Swedish death cleaning.  Just overhearing snippets,Continue reading “The things we leave behind”