Collateral damage: Taking care of genes1

Collateral damage: Taking care of genes1

I understand that there are still people in the world that question whether COVID-19 is real. I don’t have the energy to keep up with the latest bizarre conspiracy theories that support ignoring reality. But stories about some individuals still in denial as this...
Sunbeams: Life is a symphony1

Sunbeams: Life is a symphony1

Sunbeams are amazing. For some reason, I can remember countless times, from my early childhood, noticing sunbeams seeming to dance in the air as they reflected off particles in the air. But have you ever tried to catch a sunbeam? Cats can tell you that sunbeams are...
Next steps: Heaven on earth1

Next steps: Heaven on earth1

It was 2006. Summer was underway with longer days and temperatures. A typical summer — except that this summer would be different. A few months earlier, I signed up to be an adult volunteer to help our youth ministry leaders with a trip to West Virginia. That morning...
Crossing Bridges: From doubt to reconciliation1

Crossing Bridges: From doubt to reconciliation1

My memories of crossing the White River on the Oil Trough Ferry are a mixed bag of nightmares and excitement. During my early childhood, my family lived in Memphis. And we frequently traveled to visit my grandparents. This meant first crossing over the Mississippi...