The Unexpected

The Unexpected

Dad sat at the edge of the couch with his eyes tightly closed. He was using what little energy he had just to keep his frail, 135 pound body, upright.  I wrapped my arms around the sides of his chest, my fingers sinking deep between the ridges of his rib cage. Tears...
Trolls Under the Bridge; No Trolls Block the Bridge

Trolls Under the Bridge; No Trolls Block the Bridge

As a child, many of us have heard the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and have never thought upon it other than the villain was taken down by a larger and more active opponent. This is how we have been inducted into the mindset that the bigger or stronger one is...
Summer Staff are Enough, but I am Not

Summer Staff are Enough, but I am Not

“The Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:61–62, NRSV). Despite his amazing passion,...
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