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February 20, 2022

How to Have Enemies

How to Have Enemies

When my sister Tricia was three years old, she got in an argument with Heather, another three-year-old. They were on the stoop outside our front door, and Heather, well, Heather pushed Tricia down. Tricia was shocked that Heather would resort to such brutality, and she immediately got up, came into the house, and told all […]

October 14, 2018

Weight Lifting

We call it the Ketchup Revolution in our family.                                And it happened after my parents had been married for many years and patterns were well established. My dad fixed things and my mom served meals.  So one night after we had all started eating dinner, my dad said, “Ketchup.”                              (There was no ketchup on the […]

September 20, 2015

Community is Center of our Lives

Erin Lane is the author of the book, Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe, which she describes as a book for “people who like the idea of church but feel disillusioned by the reality of the people who make it up.” (p. 15) Early on in the book she re-tells this story: “A […]