Stick and a Pile of Dirt

I was blessed to have parents as teachers.  I was blessed to be raised in a household where questions were encouraged and a healthy balance of work and play were exercised.  I was expected to develop a relationship with God. These were part of my upbringing. Life was not perfect by any means, but in…

Easter

Throughout the Lenten season we review the immediacy, the amazingly brief, the emotional, and intentional ministry of Christ.  During this time we are called to be introspective, to look at ourselves and our lives to seek ways in which we might be closer to God.  If we are “listening,” we might hear, over and over…

The Sochi Effect

Over the course of this winter, parts of North America have felt the wrath of Mother Nature, from severe droughts to the nefarious Polar Vortex.  Meanwhile, halfway around the globe in the seaside playground of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, the temperatures hovered around 60 degrees.  Moreover, pre-Olympic worries hung over the region as terrorist hotspots…

Giving Up…Giving In…Giving

“So, what are you giving up for Lent?” I have heard this question posed for as long as I can remember. And my responses have included a variety of things.  When I was younger, I might have said, “I am giving up being mean to my little brother,” or, “I am giving up licorice.”  When…

Rigor and Relevance

Last month, we hosted our annual All Day @ All Saints’; an opportunity to drop by any class, in any Division and visit with various School departments throughout the day to learn more.  Perhaps the best part about the day is that there isn’t that “dog and pony show” feel that some people associate with…

Fortress of Solitude

Every Superman epic included some reference to it; even the old grainy D.C. comics noted its existence. Typically portrayed in light and borne out of crystals sent from his home planet of Krypton, this person of near invincibility needed to go somewhere to clear his head, walk in silence, contemplate life and his role in…

To begin anew, we start all over again

The setting is quite riveting: out of the embers of a post-apocalyptic world in which clear social stratifications and tremendous unease for folks is the norm, rises an unlikely heroine. She fights to the death against a select group while the country is forced to watch. Elimination and voyeurism are two of the more uncivilized…