to my website. I begin with a story about some conversations provoked by the first pages of Stepmother.
Being a stepmother is a complicated and demanding calling. For many of us, it’s the hardest thing we’ve ever done; for all of us, it’s among the most important. How we respond matters to the people we love and to us.
What might it mean to embrace this difficult calling wisely and well?
from Chapter One, “Out of the Shadows”
Leading Lives That Matter
A gathering of readings–stories and poems, ancient and contemporary, secular and religious–that stir reflection about questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become.
Practicing Our Faith
Twelve time-honored Christian practices that will help us, and the world, to flourish.
Receiving the Day
Embrace time as a gift–not an obstacle. Receiving the Day invites us to open the gift of time, to dwell in the freedom to rest and worship that God intends for us and for all creatures.