Category Archives: Parenting & Spiritual Life

Rules of the Road

This photo was taken at everybody’s favorite roundabout: the one with the hotel in the middle of it, perched over the Mass Pike. It’s technically not in Watertown, but if you live in Watertown, you can’t avoid it. The guy … Continue reading

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Of Graves and Grace

Last Saturday, I traipsed around Mt. Auburn Cemetery with a group of tweens on a scavenger hunt. It was an amazing journey, organized by a father of one of the tweens. As anyone who has spent time with middle schoolers … Continue reading

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Handwashing

This is a mom washing paint from her toddler’s hands. I bet she had to wash the child’s hands three or four times in the course of the 1.5 hr Mother’s Day Tea sponsored by Watertown Family Network. Washing hands … Continue reading

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#Experience

Sitting quietly in the midst of the holiday hub-bub, while sugary holiday songs wafted through the air around her, this mother sat feeding her baby at the Arsenal Mall — I mean “Project.” Her centeredness was so beautiful. It felt … Continue reading

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Depression and Christian Practice: A Sermon following Robin Williams’ death

I rarely publish my sermons, and I rarely preach a sermon as long as this one, but some folks convinced me it might be helpful to put this one out there. The gospel for the day was Matthew 15: 21-28, … Continue reading

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Perhaps nothing is more important than knowing we are not alone. Companionship is a fundamental need From the moment we arrive on the planet to the moment we exit, the presence of caring others is essential. I was blessed to … Continue reading

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Prayerful Corn Shucking

  The brightness of mid-summer takes my breath away. Russo’s is on fire with shockingly vivid fruits, neon pink flowers, the early cherries from Michigan and the Northwest, and gorgeous mounds of corn. I asked my daughter to select four … Continue reading

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