Archives For Peace

No Empty Nest Here

August 31, 2017 — Leave a comment

I was waiting at a restaurant so popular you often have to stand in line to get a table. She waited behind me. The mother of older teens who had adopted one more.

She spoke to me, perhaps not realizing how profound she was being.

“Just because you’re older, doesn’t mean you’re done parenting.”

We’d had three exchange students by then, but all had come when we had one or two kids still at home.

When I was standing at the restaurant, we were empty nesters. But life can change with one spoken sentence. So my life was changed. Continue Reading…

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Time: The Giver of Choices

January 16, 2017 — 1 Comment

Some of us get more of it than others. None of us knows exactly when it will end for us. We complain that there is not enough of it. Or that there is too much between where we are and what we want.

Some smart people even say it’s an illusion. But illusory or real, it binds us all.

Time never seems to do what we want it to do. But how to use it is up to us–even in the worst of circumstances.

Natan Sharansky spent nine years in Soviet prisons and camps. He endured many days in a punishment cell–with little food or warmth. He endured hunger strikes that weakened his heart.

He endured. Continue Reading…