Voices

Our blog authors

April 25, 2019

On Again, Off Again: My Relationship with the Bible

by

My Bible eventually worked its way to the bottom of the pile of books on my dresser. It had to bear the weight of many a teenage novel. Add a few more years and it was contending with Nietzsche, Kant, Hegel, and Ayn Rand. Through a series of close...

Continue Reading

March 1, 2019

Why I Take My Kids to the Nursing Home

by

I grew up when “parent” was a noun, not a verb. Dad didn’t parent. He was a parent. He did what he enjoyed and schlepped us along. This often meant visiting the elderly at nursing homes where we met a lot of people – a lot of very different people...

Continue Reading

January 17, 2019

Eldercare at the Bruderhof

by

So how is it that Opa Elias is receiving round-the-clock, state-of-the-art care, the care that every old person deserves? I don’t know, but here’s a thought. Many decades ago, when he was young, energetic, and strong, he decided to heed the advice...

Continue Reading

December 21, 2018

Skipping Gifts: Why We Won't Do That Again

by

My husband is a computer programmer so he tends to approach life with yes/no, if/then statements. If something isn’t broken, why fix it? In other words, could adding gifts and toys to the formula possibly make things happier or bring more peace to...

Continue Reading
All Articles From This Author