4:01 PM Nov 13, 2014
Ever since my wife’s diagnosis with stage 4 breast cancer more than two and a half years ago, people often ask me, “How is your wife doing?” More recently, they have been asking me, “What is your wife doing?”
2:40 PM Nov 12, 2014
Life can be too short. We’re reminded of this every time we lose a loved one, friend or colleague.
2:45 PM Nov 11, 2014
I’m thankful that my dad came to America from Sweden, didn’t go to Australia like he was considering at one time, and that he didn’t stay in Minnesota but came to Chicago where he met my mom.
2:45 PM Nov 7, 2014
The Dewey Hill controversy can be understood as a classic struggle between the majority (or a dominant group) and a minority. The religious context only amplifies the situation.
3:54 PM Nov 6, 2014
A few days after school let out this past June, I took my daughters, Evien and Maggie, to the library to pick out some summer reading. While Maggie and I pawed through the picture books, Evien sniffed around the young-adult chapter books.
2:51 PM Nov 5, 2014
In one of the most famous stories in the New Testament, "The man born blind" in the 9th chapter of John, Jesus plays with the metaphor of blindness.
3:00 PM Nov 4, 2014
I’ve loved author Joan Didion since I first read her — which, I’m embarrassed to say, was not at such a young age as I would wish.
3:04 PM Oct 31, 2014
As a new parent, my cellphone is a vehicle that is now my baby monitor and my lifeline to our home child care.
8:00 AM Oct 26, 2014
As a teenager growing up in Grand Haven, I remember walking down the boardwalk and seeing the cross displayed on Dewey Hill when it was up.

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