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September 8, 2020

An Invitation to the Wedding Banquet

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Last fall my wife and I moved in with Sarah, a ninety-four-year-old Sister to help care for her.

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September 19, 2018

There Is a Castle on a Cloud

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In the year since I’ve been back from Jerusalem, I’ve been dealing with a mass of conflicting thoughts and emotions. Mostly I think of the children I met there, and I am perhaps overly conscious of how hostile this planet is towards the truly...

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April 18, 2018

Why I Cannot Forget the Middle East

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It is now seven months since my wife, Tessy, and I left the Middle East and I have spent these months living mostly in two worlds. Tessy seems to have adjusted more easily but I’m having difficulty processing our experiences. I keep thinking about...

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May 9, 2017

Jerusalem Neighbors: Sharing Life in a Country Between

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As neighbors, we grew closer together over the next ten months, sharing joys and sorrows, and watching their three children grow up surrounded by waves of adults coming and then leaving after participating in the one- to three-month-long programs we...

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