My family made a big change this year. We moved about 200 miles, my husband got a new job, and I went from working 30 hours a week from home (ah, heaven!) to working full time in my company’s office. The work transition, for me, was certainly easier than it would have been if I … More Things that Bring Joy
A few Decembers ago, I was driving along a narrow country road at sunset, singing along to the Christmas music on the radio, when one of my favorites came on: O Holy Night. Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother And in his name, all oppression shall cease. I was struck by … More In His Name
I often wonder how Americans would react if the government tried to ration something today. Sugar, aluminum, meat, gasoline, butter . . . References to rations in books or movies set during World War II seem quaint, and our reaction—consciously or not—is probably something along the lines of “glad we don’t have to do that … More Do We Have a Duty to Shop?