There are no lines in the kingdom of heaven.

There are no lines in the kingdom of heaven.

We were fine until the check-in line in Athens. As part of my sabbatical in 2017, my daughters and I hiked in Greece for six weeks. The trip was a generous blessing and we were remarkably free of disasters and grumbling until we were ready to fly home. We stood in...
Before the gory and glory, do not be afraid.

Before the gory and glory, do not be afraid.

Gordon Hayward was playing his debut game of a four-year, $128 million contract with the Boston Celtics. Less than six minutes into the game he suffered one of the most gruesome and graphic injuries seen on a basketball court. He came down badly on his left ankle. The...
What is small but persistent?

What is small but persistent?

When my father was drafted into the army, he was part way through a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. He and some other draftees were put in a laboratory. But the military, in its Infinite wisdom, he would say rolling his eyes, didn’t have him handling chemicals....