THE MEANING OF EASTER

THE MEANING OF EASTER

HAVE you ever wondered about the meaning of Easter? Ruth was sixteen-months-old and fresh from Uganda when friends brought her to their little Baptist church in Maine. In the nursery worked Hazel, a petite woman with short brown hair and a quick smile. Unlike many,...
BIRTH IN MULAGO HOSPITAL

BIRTH IN MULAGO HOSPITAL

“She was born in Mulago Hospital and abandoned at birth.” From the moment I heard those words about Ruth, the floppy-limbed, dark skinned, bright eyed sixteen-month-old baby who would become my daughter, I’d drawn a mental picture of the place...
WHAT CAN’T BE SEEN

WHAT CAN’T BE SEEN

Early last spring, I mentioned my need to grow things to one of my late daughter’s teachers. It’s that backward pull again, the roots of childhood lacing up my legs like pea vines. I’d felt it for years–this need to plant–but it was...

BROKEN

June 25, 2012 “I can fix anything but a broken heart,” my grandfather, a salesman by trade and tinkerer by talent, often told my mother when she was growing up in West Hartford, Connecticut in the 1950s. I remember him as tall, smiling, and full of...
THE LOVE BETWEEN SISTERS

THE LOVE BETWEEN SISTERS

Debut novelist Katie Ganshert recently sponsored a challenge for bloggers to write about how God turned a painful experience into something beautiful. For essays by other writers on the same theme, click on her name today and Friday. As for me, I have experienced...