Posted in November 2014

A Red Starbucks Cup

It takes a red Starbucks cup to remind me that I have come to enjoy “the holidays”—that festive season from Thanksgiving to New Year including Christmas and Hanukkah—here in the United States. It’s mid November and the USA is gearing up. Catalogues overflow with holiday décor, while jars of chestnuts and gingerbread house kits fill … Continue reading

Why our prayers should overflow

Why our prayers should overflow

Have you ever watched a flooded, fast flowing river after a storm? It can be a spectacular sight. In the book Wind in the Willows, I love Mole’s description of a lively river: “this sleek, sinuous, full bodied animal, chasing and chuckling, gripping things with a gurgle and leaving them with a laugh, to fling itself fresh playmates … Continue reading

Remembering those who served

Remembering those who served

Today, my son Max marched and played drums, for the last time before he graduates, with the Lexington High School band to commemorate Veteran’s Day. In our town of Lexington in Massachusetts, Veteran’s Day, to honor Americans who served in all wars, was celebrated with a parade, wreath laying and ceremonies. In Britain, this is Remembrance Day, … Continue reading