Preparing for Advent

We will arrive at the threshold of Advent on Sunday, and thus will begin the methodical, deliberate journey toward a Bethlehem stable, and the birth of the Savior. It is our temptation to hurry this process along, because we are better at celebrating than we are at waiting to celebrate. Advent invites us to take our…
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How We Human Beings Operate

I watched an interesting human drama unfold last week that stirred me to reflect on how we human beings operate. I was in a football stadium, it was pouring down rain, the game was basically over and so the aisles were crowded with people trying to flee the dismal weather and the disappointing game. At the top of…
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A Snapshot of Real Life

My wife and I had a recent trip to London, checking a big box on her bucket list. I had been several years ago as a chaperone on a Broughton High trip, which means I didn’t really see London. I spent all my time herding 16-year-olds onto subway trains and into museums and art galleries. This trip was…
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