When we got there, Denmark was closed.

Sometimes called Maundy Thursday in the English-speaking world, it’s called Green Thursday in German. I don’t know what it’s called in Danish, and we didn’t get a chance to ask. [Read more]

And she’s off!

daodetianzunTaoist philosopher Lao Tzu, working nearly 2600 years ago, affirmed that “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”* Today our Loquita takes the first step on a journey of 18 months [More….]

Dangerous decorations


I borrowed a baby at church yesterday.* Sitting not far from me was a young mom from Bolivia with 8-month-old twin boys. She had one baby in her arms and the other beside her in a double-wide stroller, poised to begin complaining, so I offered to take the first. I knew from a stint I had done previously walking the halls with him (or his brother—no hope of telling) that he would be heavy, and I was so right. [More….]