Tag Archives: Thoughtfulness

On the Desire that Friends Should Meet . . .

Ever since I first left home for college, I have had a recurring desire: that friends dear to me from one setting should meet friends dear to me from another. When I made friends in college, I well remember fervently … Continue reading

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The Countdown is On

I find myself in an odd emotional state. In the midst of a major transition in life, my emotional triggers are right under the surface. In a single ten minute period, I move between being so happy that I can … Continue reading

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The Best Time of the Year, Even When it Isn’t

We are in the weeks before Christmas. For some, it means parties and shopping and better food than usual. For observant Christians, today is the second Sunday of Advent. We are preparing for the arrival of God, born of Mary. … Continue reading

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The Joys of Sharing Your Home and a Meal

I take great delight in remembering my parents’ willingness to set more places at the table, and add a little more food to what was already being prepared, in order to accommodate friends and clergy who just happened to show … Continue reading

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A Decision Born of Grief

Because my father was a lawyer who did a lot of probate work, I grew up knowing the importance of putting plans in place that protected those you loved. I grew up knowing the importance of wills, guardianships, and of … Continue reading

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Auto Pilot

Everyone has an opinion and people view things so differently from each other that conversations can often become very heated when particular matters are discussed. In the throes of this Presidential Election Cycle I have come to ponder how often … Continue reading

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On Charity and Dire Need: Due Diligence and Wild Abandon

Sometimes we are slow to connect the dots in life. Thankfully, we are sometimes given those “ah ha!” moments, when the path, connecting events and people from long ago to the present, becomes clear to us. Those connections are becoming … Continue reading

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