Ashes

Last night while my husband placed ashes on my forehead and the forehead of our 11-year old son and we contemplated our mortality, I cried. Someone once told my husband when our son was very tiny that it was cute when he placed ashes on his little forehead. My husband realized that they didn’t understand … Continue reading Ashes

Betrayal

I was recently betrayed by some people whom I never would have suspected. Then again, I guess it wouldn’t have been betrayal if I had expected it.  It might have been their perfidy, outright maliciousness or unthinking insensitivity. I might have felt hurt, angry or disappointed.  But it wouldn’t have been betrayal, except these were … Continue reading Betrayal

Soul Knowledge

There is a huge difference between book knowledge and soul knowledge. I started thinking about this on safari in South Africa where my family and I have been traveling over the past two weeks. Before we left I bought guide books and “South African History in an Hour.”  I bought Nelson Mendala’s autobiography, though I … Continue reading Soul Knowledge

Ups & Downs

I must admit that I am not riveted to the news broadcasts coming out of Las Vegas this morning after the horrific shooting there last night.  Not because I don’t care, but because I care too much.  I am aware that knowing a few facts are important – that there were people killed and injured, … Continue reading Ups & Downs