My Lenten Sacrifice

Are you giving something up for Lent this year? This is the very first year I will give up something for Lent.  I write about it in the chapter on Self-Control in my new book, The Fruitful Life.  Let’s just say it’s something very near and dear to my heart, in a place where God Read More…

Drops of Jupiter Part 2, Fall 2000

When you saw my sparkly diamond ring your congratulations sounded hollow as you clenched your jaw. Yet you sat across from me every day, sharing bits and pieces of your life in conversation. We illustrated autumn produce: yours striped squash, mine pomegranate.