- Are you the innkeeper, offering what you can?
- Are you the shepard, living on the fringe of society suddenly summoned to birth of a king?
- Are you a young parent feeling unworthy and unprepared for the journey ahead of you?
- Are you the wiseman, traveling great lengths in the search for something remarkable?
Originally Posted: Nov 10, 2011
Celebrate Advent the whole four weeks before Christmas! Here's a list for centering your mind, your giving, and your family.
1 Get everyone in sync. Instead of going on auto-pilot the day after Thanksgiving, hold a family meeting to decide what to do and who will do what.Originally Posted: Oct 24, 2011
I’ve always imagined the journey of faith as a flat, country road. It was lonely except for the crowds shouting judgments from the sidelines as I stumbled in my stilettos—unprepared for a long walk. I pictured my head hanging down under the weight of questions thrown at God.
That’s how I used to visualize it. Then, I had a conversation with Amanda Garber.Originally Posted: Oct 11, 2011
On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a junior at Stuyvesant High School, three or four blocks north of the World Trade Center. After the first tower fell, school staff began evacuating students via the fire exits.
A long walk home
I began walking home, about seven or eight miles. Because Stuyvesant is a magnet school, people came from all over the city. No public transportation was running. I had one of the shortest distances to go; some walked 15 miles. I walked with a couple of classmates who lived in my neighborhood. I got home late that afternoon.Originally Posted: Sep 21, 2011