The Coronavirus

Corona means crown. The virus is called corona because under a microscope it appears to have a halo or crown around it. But there is nothing regal about a virus. In fact, a virus is not even a living organism. It can’t think, grow or heal itself. It can replicate...

Conquering Fears

This weekend I went to Richmond, VA and visited my friend Anna who is a talented rider. I’ve been afraid of horses my entire life (they are HUGE!), but she taught me how gentle and obedient they are, and by the end of the day I was comfortably riding and feeding...

Put aside your pride

by Meredith Berger Every Wednesday I teach English to adults at the Ethiopian Community Development Center near my home in Arlington, VA. It is both exciting and challenging to be the sole instructor for 10 students, teaching complex sentence structures,...

Prayers in Difficult Times

In my daily reading, I came across a couple prayers that are truly beautiful and speak to the heart of someone going through adversity. The first is a prayer from St. Teresa of Avila. For those that don’t believe in canonization, I would ask that you not focus...

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