Hope is the Thing with Feathers

One morning recently, the local paper was full of the kind of news that makes me cry. Besides the riots in London and the politicians in Washington, and an economy that only a bankruptcy attorney could love, there were these: A 16-year-old boy convicted of raping an 83-year-old woman. A 12-year-old boy charged with raping [...]

Grace: Help is On Its Way

I have an app on my phone called Lookout that scans for viruses and keeps my phone safe. But the unexpected, and (to me) most important gift from Lookout is the message it displays in my notifications bar: Everything is OK. When I need reassurance, I turn on my phone and open my notifications bar. [...]

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