Dear Mailroom Employee, I’m With You

This fall, I've been taking a writing class. It has challenged me to carve space to write, to take notice of beauty, and to think about the words I say even more intentionally. One of our recent prompts asked us to reflect on a national news story with a personal lens. Here is mine.  When…

Dear Friend, You’re Allowed to Ask Your Questions

 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” - John 6:28-29 I think we all tend to ask the same questions, just in our own languages. We all want to…

Dear Margins, Thanks for How You Show Us Hope

I love it when snow falls outside my office window. The flakes flirt with the wind currents between skyscrapers, sometimes drifting both up and down as the breeze catches them. What might be tumultuous at street-level looks graceful and peaceful from 27 stories high. And that's a good metaphor for how 2016 was for me - sometimes challenging…