Kicking Martha in the Shin

I’m a recovering Martha. In Luke 10, Mary and Martha are entertaining Jesus for dinner. Mary sits with Jesus and listens to Him while Martha bustles around, making preparations. A misguided hostess, she is more focused on the pot roast than the person she’s entertaining. Not that I am by ANY means a Type A…

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I Forgot to Pray During a Lockdown

I am an English teacher at a large suburban high school. Last week, we had a lockdown that lasted about an hour and twenty minutes. There was an allegation that a student had threatened another student with a gun, which was thankfully unfounded in the end. We practice monthly drills because school shootings appear in…

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October: Consider the Performance

It’s October! This has always been my favorite month, and not just because┬ámy birthday happens to be in October. An extra-special reason to love it this year is that my beautiful eldest daughter is getting married this week. She is a lover of fall also, thus the desire for an October wedding. What a wonderful…

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