A Tough Look

Recent events of blatant racism in our country have set off strong responses on all sides. Hate, violence, compassion, and love have been spoken, acted out, and streamed. I find myself disoriented by both...

Sabbath

Social distancing, job loss, economic downturns, disease, and death are making this time treacherous for many people. I know the horror of watching someone die on a ventilator (my beloved husband, Jim Banks) but...

Blessing

Since I have time to read through the stack of magazines that have accumulated through the past several months, I am finding truly wonderful gems that apply to the NOW even though they were...

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of those church words that we hear a lot about. When we pray the Lord’s prayer, we say, “Forgive us our trespasses/debts as we forgive our debtors/those who trespass against us.”...