Fairness

There’s a national debate taking place in the US of A about raising the minimum wage. While the politicians argue over the idea, some businesses—from major retailers to banks to private universities—have grown impatient and taken matters into their own hands over the last few years. Amazon increased its minimum wage to $15/hour almost fiveContinue reading “Fairness”

This Makes Me Uncomfortable

We have two teenagers in our house right now, and there are many, many, many conversations we’d rather not have with them. It would be so much easier to just… let it be. They’ll be fine. They’ll figure it out. Maybe if we ignore it, it’ll go away. There’s a model in the Bible forContinue reading “This Makes Me Uncomfortable”

The Things We’ve Lost and Where They’re Found

The pancake batter bowl is missing. I have twice opened and shut every kitchen cabinet drawer it could have been stuffed into by one of three children annoyed by the daily chore of unloading the dishwasher groooooan. Maybe it was the jesterly husband with all his high-minded opinions about where and how certain dishes oughtContinue reading “The Things We’ve Lost and Where They’re Found”

An Invitation to Best Society Post-Pandemic

Do come in for a spot of tea.I have not seen you for so long.—Emily Post, Etiquette, in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home (1922) After the throes of a global pandemic,who wouldn’t dedicate 38 chaptersto defining Best Society’s etiquette? There’s so much room to write the rules for social life when socializing comeswith aContinue reading “An Invitation to Best Society Post-Pandemic”

Hope: Closer and Louder

We’re entering the season of advent. The days of advent are traditionally not days of celebration—they are days of longing for the light and voice of God to be heard through the darkness, for peace and justice to reign over oppression and violence. Before the time of Christ, the people of God were living inContinue reading “Hope: Closer and Louder”

My Ongoing Journey with a Suspected Case of COVID

It’s now been six months since Brandon and I got sick with low grade fevers and fatigue for 14 days, me with shortness of breath that was enough to be thinking about going to the hospital but not enough to feel like I might die. Tests were in short supply and reserved for the veryContinue reading “My Ongoing Journey with a Suspected Case of COVID”