When did we stop loving our neighbor and start hating anyone who wasn’t a cookie cutter image of ourselves? Jesus set forth an amazing example of love when he commanded us to love our neighbors—ALL our neighbors.
“Are you a Christian?”, asked the woman as she scrubbed and trimmed and polished the impurities from my nails. Our conversation had suddenly shifted from friendly formalities, of where I lived and what I did, to something of deeper significance. I immediately questioned just how deep I should let the conversation get (granted it was still […]
As a new patron to a grocery store, I have realized that I have an incredible amount of power when I walk through the doors. And even more so when I get to the checkout line. Any sign of impatience (glancing at my watch, scanning the other aisles), and out of nowhere, a new cashier’s light […]
If I had heard the word Ebola a year ago, I likely would have laughed at the absurdity of a word that sounds like a jumble of letters used to win a close game of Scrabble. Fast forward to today, when Ebola is a household word, sensationalized by the media, eliciting fear and uneasiness whenever […]
I admit it, I’m guilty. I cringe when I see the news clips of dark yellow water in Sochi hotels. Eww. Gross. To think people can’t even wash their faces with the water. Bob Costas can’t even wash out his eye. And I laugh at the absurdity of a stark naked athlete breaking down a […]
After a 4:30 a.m. wake up call, I figured a little caffeine was in order to make it through my early morning flights. I had a long day ahead of me, and Starbucks sounded like a perfect fix before the first boarding call. The misery of waking up at the crack of dawn completely justified […]
December, or my life for that matter, has turned into one big waiting game. I laugh at the irony of how this frustration and anxiety that accompanies waiting fits perfectly within the season of Advent. Waiting. Watching. Hoping. I wait for phone calls from potential employers as I begin to embrace my looming status of […]