Redefining Rest: Retreating to the Secret Place

In taking a look at rest this month, some of you may shake your heads and sigh with heavy hearts. You may be burdened with all the normal responsibilities of life while the holidays pile more onto your plate. Maybe it’s time we learn to retreat to the secret place instead of pressing forward. I…

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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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