She is frail and forgetful and the holidays aren't the same as they used to be. Many questions swirl in your head: Should we have her come for dinner? What kind of presents do I buy her? What would she like to do?
I support atheists' fight to be viewed in the same light as any religious person. After all, atheists can be just as compassionate, as loving and as giving as anyone else, regardless of whether they believe in God or not, so why should they be treated differently?
God loves our nicotine stains and our alcoholic carbuncles, our Kaposi sarcomas and our thunder thighs. He loves the sinner's heart as well as the virtuous action. He loves us because he sees and loves the whole kit and caboodle that is us.
This holiday season, satisfy your taste buds and impress your evening guests with these delicious and totally healthy starters.
"Every moment with a child is a chance to plant a seed."
It's the same every year, and if I'm completely honest with myself, I'm disappointed. Christmas isn't going to complete me. It can't. And it doesn't have to. I'm learning that this is okay.
It seems that many in Washington remain quite worried about America's long-term budget-deficit. From my front row seat on the ground floor of the hospital, though, I remain far more worried about America's long-term compassion-deficit.
My father didn't leave me much when he died at the relatively young age of 53, save his name and a savant like recall of classic Christmas carols. We were living on the army base at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Only three of our eventual brood of seven kids were born then
We are going to hell for thinking these photos are so funny.
I am sitting in my office looking out the window at the yard covered with all of the snow that fell overnight. On my right is a steaming cup of tea, a...
What a joy it is to have a movie fulfill the promise of a good time that you make to your children.
Emma's a poor actress pa rum pa pum pum She has no gift to bring pa rum pa pum pum Emma shows up to Christmas with no gifts. Would you all mind if...
I keep hoping one day I will be one of the organized, decorative-doodad-using, mulled-cider-sipping, type A people but I just don't know if I have it in me. I'm too comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Small gestures matter. The light supports and helps get us through, however small the flame. Many small flames make a fire. Many threads weave strong fabric.
How can we have a future if we don't feed, house and educate our young -- the most vulnerable members of our society? We need to reinvest in infrastructure The Affordable Care Act is a step towards improving the health of the nation at large.
As I frantically search Amazon for the perfect Lady Bug costume that isn't too itchy, has antennas and comes with a tutu (but not a black one, only red), I can't help but feel conflicted. Gifts are a huge part of the exhilaration children feel at Christmas, but I don't want it to be limited to that.