Hope and Possibility

Early on the morning of December 13, I sat beneath Christmas lights in my dimly-lit living room, editing one of my final papers. My phone was beside me so I could instantly check any updates about my sister-in-law, who was going to give birth to my niece at any moment….

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Timshel

This summer, the United States lost a great hero. When John Lewis, a civil rights leader and long time congressman, died in July, many people were moved by reading his article, “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation.” In his writing, he tells us that in his last…

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Rebuild My Church

This morning I walked by a church about a block away from our house that I’ve passed many times before. It is no longer in use, with a few windows missing and birds flying in and out. But this time there was a new addition to the familiar sight –…

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Becoming

I have officially moved to Boston! It doesn’t quite feel real yet, since Andrew is still back in D.C. for a few weeks, and I am sleeping in an empty apartment on a blow-up mattress, but nevertheless, here I am, sitting outside in Harvard Square on a beautiful 70-something degree…

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