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On Meeting Challenges, #4: Hamilton

If you follow me on Facebook, you'll know that over the last few weeks my family (all of us, moms and toddler alike) have become somewhat---all right, totally---obsessed with Hamilton, the hip-hop musical based on the life of America's first secretary of the Treasury.It's true...

On Meeting Challenges, #3: Together

In late 2015, my son became a jigsaw puzzle addict.It started in August with a 12-piece steam engine a friend of ours had gotten him for his second birthday months before. September brought the 24-piece airplane from the thrift store and the 36-piece fire engine...

On Meeting Challenges, #2: Fall & Rise

Before my son was born, a lot went wrong. Small things, mostly---the kind of annoyances and misunderstandings that pepper our days inconsequentially---but some big things too: more heartbreak and more pain than I thought I could stand. Back then I assumed every misstep and disaster...

On Hospitality, #3: Here’s How

We know now that we are a people of hospitality. We feel strongly that we should receive others with an open heart and take the time to connect with them in an authentic way.But how? What does hospitality look like, day-to-day? Starting now, in this...

On Hospitality, #2: Beginners

Last week I wrote that parenthood calls us to a new hospitality. But what does that mean? What exactly are we talking about when we talk about hospitality?Hospitality starts as a willingness to connect with other people. With ALL other people---no matter what.But...

On Hospitality, #1: Welcome

When my two year-old son woke up last Sunday morning, I did not know him. The sweet-tempered baby I'd sent to bed had turned, overnight, into a person who screamed at me, who hit and cried and screamed some more, all for what what seemed...