My New Best Friend

I want to apologize to my childhood best friend. I hope you are not offended by the fact that you have been replaced.My new best friend and I have only known each other less than three years. Yet, in that short time we've become very close.My best friend and I like to gab about boys. Okay, just one in particular.  We talk about how handsome and nice he is, and she tells me how she loves it when he tickles her.We like to have all our meals together. We share a love of … [Read more...]

What is a Mother to Do?

As a human being, the widespread violence in Gaza is distressing, to say the least.  As a mother, it is utterly heartbreaking. To see picture after picture of young infants and children, dead or gravely injured will shatter any mother's heart. I cannot even begin to imagine the nightmare that child's own mother must be going through.Often, when the Palestinian plight is mentioned, we are told "Keep them in your prayers," yet it never seems like enough.  As I sit here in my own warm, safe home, … [Read more...]