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Finding Our Way

Last weekend I was reminded how helpful a good old-fashioned map can be. My husband’s family was visiting from Chicago, and our 6-year-old nephew picked up a...

The Journey of Growth

A couple of years ago I was gifted a succulent in a wonderfully bright yellow pot. I like house plants so was very excited about the gift....

Celebrating Milestones

When you read this, I will be in the midst of celebrating a big birthday. I turn 40 this month, and I have spent a lot of...

Contemplating the Soul

I wonder what you think about the concept of a soul? I find myself believing that there is overwhelming evidence to their existence through the teachings and...

Taking Time to Play

With three kittens in my house, I have been reminded lately of the importance of play. (Yeah, those foster kittens I wrote about a couple months ago...

Being Chosen

“Chosen” is a new exhibit being developed by the Foster Youth Museum. It is a celebration and a public record of the life experience that belongs to...

Responding to Current Events

Like you, we have been horrified and saddened this week by news stories about children being removed from their parents at our nation’s borders. Our work at...

Lessons from Old Friends

I recently had the opportunity to visit with an old high school friend. We hadn’t seen each other in perhaps 18 years, which is far too long...

When Nothing Is Something

It is always fun to sit with someone who is being introduced to something for the first time. My beloved Boston Red Sox were in Oakland for...

The Hard Work of Hatching

This week I got to see a baby bird hatching out of an egg for the first time, thanks to a video a friend posted on Instagram....