• The Gift of Peace

    As I pack away my Christmas tree and finger the ornaments lovingly made or given by my children in the past, my heart longs for them.  Spending Christmas apart from family is one of the most challenging experiences I have faced recently.  Our government edict to limit our interactions to our own household at this time is needful to deal with the pandemic, but it hurts.   Memories flood my spirit as I work on the tree.  I ponder the days when my home was filled with children laughing and bouncing around with their boundless energy.  Days of board games and doing puzzles, moments of glee playing together in the…

  • It Makes No Sense

    I really wonder if anything else can be thrown into this week.  I have been hammered with an onslaught of circumstances that threaten to encompass me.  All of them have been things totally out of my control.  There is nothing I can do to ease them or make them go away. I do not like feeling powerless.  I do not like feeling overwhelmed.  In these pandemic days, I really don’t need any additional stress.   Part of me is angry.  Why me?  This is not the first time the school I am working for is closing down.  Why do I have to deal with the very real chance that I…