Tending Orchids

In the mountains of Puerto Rico, there is a church.  Its the only church on the mountain, and it happens to be a Presbyterian Church.  Everyone on the mountain knows the church. Most of the people on the mountain attend it.   Even if they don’t attend it, they know the pastor and they consider him […]

Coming of Age. The Perils of Parenting Teenagers and the #MeToo Movement.

Well before I ever knew I was going to be a mother of daughters, I promised myself that I would teach my daughters to be feminists.  I would be the type of mother who would tell them they could be the next Madeline Albright or Eleanor Roosevelt or anything they wanted to be.  The most […]

Thirst

Exodus 17:1-7 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarreled with Moses, and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do […]

Turmoil

When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?”  The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.” Matthew 21:10-11 Tur·moil ˈtərˌmoil/ noun a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty. I have read the account of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of […]