When reading the story of Mary’s visit to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45), my imagination is captured by John the Baptist leaping in Elizabeth’s womb. Although tiny and as yet unborn, John is already attuned to the presence of God. When Mary appears at the door, bearing Jesus in her own womb, John can’t contain his joy […]MORE

    The Power of Poetry

    I grew up learning and memorizing poems: starting with nursery rhymes and graduating to poetry of different cultures and languages. A well-turned phrase, an unexpected pairing of syllables has the power to ignite the imagination and stir the senses. We see the brushstrokes of words create a painting. We feel the cadence and rhythm of […]MORE
    My college years and learning to write code are well behind me; I am no techie. However, I do appreciate technology. I even find beauty in a well-designed MacBook Air, sleek phone, or smart washing machine. I get excited by avenues opened up by technology, like the development of the Square that allowed mom-and-pop businesses […]MORE