Crossroads Require Choices

The New Year of 2014 is upon us and my mind is swirling and whirling and twirling with thoughts and plans and adjustments that I intend to make in the year to come. Many people embrace the concept of New Year’s Resolutions. I suppose I am one of them. I grow very contemplative during the…

The Prince of Peace and Peace-Thieves

As December approached and all the activities that accompany it, my thoughts turned towards peace. Peace on Christmas cards! Peace in Christmas Carols! Peace on earth! It seems that there could be no better season to embrace peace, than this season that we are celebrating. Unfortunately, like so many other words, peace can be misconstrued…

Nine-Bean Soup

Several years ago, one morning, I was taking an inventory of my dried beans. I always keep a good supply with a family this size. I decided to make a mix. We love the mixed bean soups. So, we looked at our assortment of beans that morning and we had nine. I commented that this…