Acceptable Words

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver.” Proverbs 25:11 2020 was a difficult and unsettling year, which included a pandemic and a divisive national election. Harsh rhetoric and half-truths stirred up anger and strife, even among followers of...

CHRISTMAS BELLS

CHRISTMAS BELLS When you think of bells at Christmastime, what comes to mind? Jingle bells? Sleigh bells? Church bells? Hand bells? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his poem “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” during a time of deep personal and national turmoil. The...

Facing the Unexpected with Hope

Now this was unexpected! I planted sunflower seeds during the month of May. Like many flower-lovers, I looked forward to having sunflowers this year. They add a bright and bold accent to the landscape in mid-to-late summer here in New York, and they provide a...

What Do Your Words Say About You?

WHAT DO YOUR WORDS SAY ABOUT YOU? Do you remember the iconic scene in the movie The Miracle Worker, when blind and deaf-mute Helen Keller finally understands that the movements of Annie Sullivan’s fingers in her palm identifies the cool liquid pouring over her hand:...