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How We Honored Our Vaccination

It was two weeks after my second Pfizer shot. So, to honor the end of the I-must-isolate-from-everyone and my-mask-is-my-only-defense phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, I did a thing. I did a thing with friends and my husband who were also just two weeks out from their second shot. First, we hugged. I’ve had millions of hugs from those who live…

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COVID You Thief!

COVID, you thief! You robbed me and I’m mad.  I tell myself to be grateful because I still have a job. Grateful my family is safe and healthy. Grateful for so much. . .  And I AM grateful. I recognize my privilege. But the grateful feelings don’t cancel out the anger.  I AM grateful.  At the same time, I am…

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So You Want to Be Happy?

I’ve had many Christians tell me that happiness and joy are different. They say that joy is something we can always have, but happiness is solely based on circumstances. I get it. Joy is deeper than happiness. But I also think they are totally and completely inked to one another. To think that I could be full of joy and…

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