Vulnerability

When you’ve been in boarding school since the age of five, feeling detached and apart from people in general becomes ingrained in your psyche.  You cannot escape feeling detached and when you are scared that others may not want you around because they feel your disconnection.  Those first years in boarding school were like being…

Embracing our Uniqueness

The Bible tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14) and indeed there are no carbon copies of me, you or anyone else.  Even identical twins aren’t definitively identical.  We wear our peculiarities as evidence of the environments to which we have adjusted; like childhood, school, college, marriage, the workforce and in-law families.…

Reading

I have had a blessed life in many respects.  Not because my parents were infallible or I, Pollyanna, rather because I benefitted from the value my parents placed on ‘a good education’.  My single biggest gratitude is the education I received.  Of course a good education starts and ends with books. My love of reading…