Saying “Yes” With Mary

I’ll admit, I’m an obsessive reader. I like to keep a book on hand for that spare moment at a stop light, between bites at lunch, during a lull in conversation (just kidding… mostly). A few months ago, I was getting on a plane–one of those little ones that flies between cities you’ve never heard [Read More…]

Where Hope Begins

Over breakfast this week, a young friend from the neighborhood—a guy who’s worked hard to overcome the odds against him—told me he gave his day’s pay to another guy on the corner. He did it in frustration, angry at his peer who was peddling dope to a grade school kid. “Hey, I gotta make my [Read More…]