Tell Me A Story: Memories Born on a Frozen Pond

Sometimes the simplest joys are the most memorable. My friend Cindy Miller recalls with fondness a family tradition as part of our Christmas Memories series. Perhaps reading her story will conjure up your own favorite Christmas memory. Visiting my grandparent’s pond was what I looked forward to most at Christmas. My sisters and I always …

Tell Me A Story: A Favorite Recipe and Memories of a Dear Friend

My Christmas Memory in this second week of Advent involves delicious food, a dear friend and wonderful memories of a Christmas spent in England. Some 30 years ago, pregnant with my first child, my husband and I decided to spend Christmas with my friend and her husband in Southampton, England. Valerie and I had been …

Saints Among Us: Of Grandmothers, Nuns and Pea Soup

Joining us here for today’s reflection is my friend, Shanda Blue Easterday. Shanda is a professor of composition and British literature and is a poet. Her latest work, “The Beekeeper’s Wife”, is available on Amazon. Because I grew up in a dysfunctional family with alcoholic parents, I looked elsewhere for role models. Luckily, my maternal …

Remembering “One Man’s Work” Part 2

In mid-December, my Dad. Robert Harris Wilson, will celebrate his 85th birthday. A couple of years ago, I began writing down dad’s stories about growing up in a small town during The Great Depression, serving in the military and working in and around Albion, Indiana. He is proud of his home town, and of his service …

In Celebration of Honorable Men

Today, the world celebrates the 95th birthday of the Reverend Billy Graham. He will be honored at a party attended by an estimated 800 guests in his home town of Asheville, N.C., and the nation will watch a telecast of his evangelistic program “My Hope America”. I remember vividly listening to “The Hour of Decision” …