This Too Shall Pass

Here is for what school and parents and no one ever prepares us:

Love and the Butter Lid

  I’ve had to learn unconditional love the hard way: from my children. As the lone early riser in the family, I am grateful the nine-year-old is now tall enough to reach the plates in the cupboard and skilled enough to make cinnamon toast by himself (with the help of chopsticks for extracting hot bread) […]

On Suffering

  “Why do bad things happen?” “Why is there suffering in the world?” My friend John Shore addressed his version of this question earlier this week in his blog entry entitled: “How can I believe in God, when so many innocent people suffer?” From John I am learning, among other things, that I have a great deal more to […]

How Forgiveness is Like Acceptance: A Yom Kippur Reflection

Note: This is a guest post by my very talented and gifted writer friend, Janine Dunmyre. She has graciously given me permission to publish her beautiful work here. I didn’t expect it to happen. I have low expections these days when it comes to anything Eva. I took the kids to Little Minyan for Kol […]