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An Eternal Jigsaw Puzzle

I spent some part of the Holiday break working on two jigsaw puzzles at home. One was a picture of places that are to be found in...

Following the Star

Last month, at the Braid holiday party, I watched part of the Christmas story being acted out right in front of my eyes. Here is what happened:...

This Life’s Gift

As usual I find myself scrambling to consider gifts for this gift giving season. I have been given any number of ideas online and from TV advertisement....

Water to Grow

This fall I finally learned how to how to take care of my succulents. In six years of living in California, I’ve managed to keep quite a...

Tree People

I can’t say that I have ever watched many of Tyler Perry’s films, even as popular as they are. However, when Tyler Perry decided to leave Hollywood...

The Perfect Cookie

Last weekend I made my first batch of gingerbread cookies for the season. I have been baking these cookies for as long as I can remember. Some...

Windows That Sustain

Last week I reflected upon the importance of photographs and how they can act as windows into the past to remind us or evoke within us the...

Looking Through the Window

You might have friends or colleagues who hang vacation photos in their office, or perhaps you do so yourself. When I was living in Knoxville, Tennessee, I...

The Healing Power of Play

Sometime in the wee hours of the morning on December 1, 1982, my mom shook me awake. Our apartment building was on fire. Thanks to a kind...

That Was Good Preaching

I was pleased to have the unexpected opportunity to attend a black Baptist church in Sacramento this past Sunday. I have to confess while I am an...