The Olive Tree

Long ago there was a monk who needed olive oil, so he planted a small olive tree. After he planted it, he prayed, “Lord, please send gentle showers. My tree needs water so its tender roots will drink and grow.” And the Lord sent gentle showers. The monk prayed...

COVID-19 GRIEF

“Why can’t I sleep?” “Where are my glasses?” “Why can’t I focus?” “Where did I put my keys?” If lately you have been asking these questions and more, the reason may be unrecognized grief. Yes, grief. COVID-19 has triggered the grief response in us: We are having...

Count your blessings

The author, Thomas Fuller, once wrote that the darkest hour was just before dawn. Just as the sun sets and rises on each new day, so are we confronted with different ‘nights’ in our lives. Sometimes they’re small. Maybe someone cut us off in traffic when we were...

Lessons from Madelyn

by Rosa Fini-Sullivan, MD Some places reflect eternity easily. Perhaps you have a special place where your heart can shed the layers of this world. A place where you go apart, to tune in, to open the heart’s door. A place where you are able to be still, to await...

Save the Bahamas

I woke up to this reading on Tuesday morning, after going to sleep the night before with images of destruction in the Bahamas etched in my mind. “Concerning times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written for you. For you...

Blessings on your graduation

To our son on his graduation By Donna Marie and John Berger May 19, 2019 Dearest Christian, As you graduate, our hearts are overflowing with joy for the person you have become and what you have accomplished. We are so very proud of you! You already know that life is a...

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