01 Dec

Courage to Care

My brother-in-law Pat is one of those amazing individuals who exemplifies the “courage to care.” Several years ago he was fighting a fire in downtown Detroit, a city that is infamous for the fires set in its scores of abandoned buildings. What did Pat do? He...

24 Nov


“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude.” —John Henry Jowett When we moved to Russia in the early 90’s it was a very grey place. I remember the heaviness...

23 Nov


  Almost 400 years ago, during the fall months of 1621, a resilient band of Pilgrims and the native Wampanoag tribe gathered to celebrate the colony's first successful harvest.   When that first thanksgiving meal was served by on the Eastern shores of America, the Pilgrims had already...