LESSON OF THE TUTU AND LOCKER ROOM

LESSON OF THE TUTU AND LOCKER ROOM

She wore a pink tutu and even though she was just a toddler, her movements reflected the inner dance-the joy-that such dress invokes. Her dark eyes matched her shoulder-length curls, which bobbed with each step.   She spotted the wall of wooden lockers and...
LOOK UP CHILD!

LOOK UP CHILD!

Jesus had been traveling the countryside teaching and, in the case of the religious leaders, correcting false doctrine. It was a common theme in the Gospels. In Mark 7, for instance, He addresses multiple topics, chastising both the Scribes and the Pharisees for...
LIVING AS A FOOL

LIVING AS A FOOL

Emerald hills. Poofy clouds. Colbalt skies. Red noses and eyes. All signs of spring. Oh, and April Fools. April 1 is one of those awkward days. It’s fun to dish out but not always to take. It’s often a day of uneasy apprehension as we wait for a lurking...
IN SEARCH OF A QUICK FIX

IN SEARCH OF A QUICK FIX

“Temporarily closed for repairs,” read the sign on a bathroom stall. It’s not uncommon to see variants of such signs on public restrooms across the country. I’ve run into them many times—usually when the need is most inconvenient. It happened...
SECOND CHANCES

SECOND CHANCES

I had seen her before. A young teenager, either socially awkward or a bit developmentally slow. But now we are in the locker room and she comments about how tricky it is to put on her swimsuit. I offer to snap it in the back and she relinquishes the straps. I struggle...