Summer brings with it reunions, and this year I was amazed to learn that one of our aunts now shares her home with three additional generations! She has great grandchildren living under her roof. And as the statistics and studies for this blog started to accumulate on my desk, I realized that her life actually evidences some of the trends I had been flagging as hopeful--the ones that say dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s, is on its way out. Dutch researchers, for example, have found that the Continue Reading
Who should be worthy of forgiveness?
When I show up on Sunday mornings, I like to wake things up a bit. I like to send the kids off with some new spiritual tools to rev up the “normal” in their weeks. As a high school Sunday school teacher, I make sure that I am really, really prepared... podcasts, videos, new music, thought- provoking questions. Also, I am equally prepared to toss the prep work and listen to what these kids need to discuss. Last Sunday was one of those times when I threw aside my plans. The first question went Continue Reading