Joy and Happiness

When I attended the end-of-camp presentations at Camp Green Leaves last month I saw joy and happiness and I left with joy and happiness in my heart.   As each group did the presentations, there were smiles and hugs all around.  Both the campers and the counselors were enthusiastic about the songs and dances and about… Read More ›

The Time Has Come

“There’s smoke!” These words, in most cases, would be words of caution and warning.  Yesterday, these words were words of celebration for the thousands gathered in Vatican City, awaiting the announcement of who the next pope would be.  Ever since the white smoke appeared and the cardinals announces Pope Francis I, the question that has… Read More ›

Reading About the Day Before on the Day After

Well, it’s all over but the shouting … but I guess we have gotten used to the shouting by now. I thought it was interesting timing to be reading the story of Samuel and Saul on the week of a Presidential election here in the United States.  Especially intriguing was to read Samuel’s description (perhaps… Read More ›