Friday, June 5, 2020

Memorial Day Is More Than a Day Off

 Seventy-five years ago this month, World War II ended in Europe. My grandmother was 13 years old. She remembers running out to the fields with her sisters to tell their dad that the war was...

The Reason We Assume the Worst When People Don’t Text Us Back

A dry cleaner has never lost my clothing before — that is, until last week when my pants turned up missing after a trip to the cleaners. I looked all over my closet to see if the...

I Feel Like a Failure

I’m not in control. I’m not perfect. And I feel like my life is falling apart. So maybe that’s an exaggeration, but I did feel a huge amount of disappointment, frustration and guilt. Here’s what...

“Life Will Be Better When…”

I’ve been caught up in the “life will be better when” trap. You know the one. Life will be better when I move out of my parents’ basement. Life will be better when I get a...

Has History Dealt Millennials a Bad Hand?

I’ve read a number of articles talking about how, thanks to a recent history of global crises, millennials just can’t seem to get a break: 9/11 marred their childhood, the Great Recession demolished early...

Your Body Is a Temple

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price....

Seven Singles to Look Up To

Contentment can be elusive for single people when we just want someone to share burdens with, when we are feeling lonely, when all our friends are happily paired off and we’re constantly the third...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Young Adults

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If you needed a reminder, this is it: Mother’s Day is this Sunday.  In this season of self-isolation when we’re forgetting the days of the week — never mind national holidays — it’s still...