Learning to Read with Jesus

We volunteer at a predominantly African-American, deeply heart-felt religious church that feeds the hungry in their very poor community several times a week from their kitchen. Unlike the quiet, cerebral worship of a Quaker Meeting, services here (before, during, and after the meal) are loud and emotional. “Amen!” “Tell it sister!” “Can I get a [...]

Best Christmas Morning Ever

Like many bleary-eyed parents, we were awakened at 4:30 am this morning and our toddler’s first words were, “It’s Christmas! Let’s open presents!” But unlike every other Christmas before in our family, we woke the children beforethey were ready, and then made them wait more than five hours before opening presents. And they agree it was [...]

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