Living Words

Joy

Rediscovery is always a delight when found as an old, quirky friend, a freshly washed bill in the dryer or, for me last Christmas, lyrics to the holiday classic “The Little Drummer Boy.” As I listened to a popular a cappella group sing this familiar story, their unique rendition clearly revealed its message: a young boy earnestly beats […]

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Power

‘Tis the season for richly adorned catalogs. Each day, our mailbox is stuffed with brightly-colored photographs of blenders and comforters and baubles and cookies and sweaters and tinsel and, always, “Top Ten” lists for dads (which without fail beg the question, “Would you actually buy that?!”). These glossies give little fingers trouble as they work hard […]

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Us

“I love being us!” I stared at my mate across the swanky parchment-wrapped table littered with house made Rye crumbs and wine-rimmed stains. As was the case in this same place ten years ago, my five-star food took a backseat to his words hanging above it, wistful and grateful and humble and happy. After a […]

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Grace

“You’ll do great,” my husband exhorted, as I tried with clammy hands to pull a stubborn wet suit over my knees. I smiled weakly while stumbling toward the side of a boat much too small to accommodate my flailing. As I waited for my turn to jump from fiberglass into roiling chop, our dive master offered […]

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