I’m deeply distressed that the direction we are moving sends a message to the world that we are closing our borders to keep out those are not us. It is contrary to the heart of a loving God who welcomes everyone.
My proclamation a few weeks before Lent began - that I was giving up grumbling for the six weeks - was probably a relief for the people who live in my house. While everyone else was depriving themselves of chocolate and soda, I was going to simply stop whining and groaning about every little … Continue reading Lenten Deep Dive
On this day, I feel like I should say something instead of just staying silent. I would prefer to stay silent, however, because the moment I open my mouth about this I'll be slapped with a label, shoved over to one side of the culture war, have my spirituality questioned, and be viewed with wariness (or … Continue reading Let’s Lean in Close and Listen
It's been closet-cleaning season at the Tresch house this week. To begin with, last Tuesday I filled two huge bags with clothes and hauled them to the Caring Center, which lends itself to an amazing story, but be patient. Then, last night I went to that pesky book study again that I love/hate. This week … Continue reading Follow the Clothes, Part Two: The Purge
I wrote in a previous post that I don't sew. My mother, however, was a dedicated seamstress for our family and she made quite a few of my clothes until I reached sixth grade and put my foot down: no more homemade attire. The wide-legged brown pants she made me that year garnered no compliments … Continue reading The Seamstress Apprentices
It's World AIDS Day. I'm never really sure what I am supposed to do on these days (Earth Day, World Cancer Day, World Mental Health Day, et. al). There is a day for everything, and to be honest I've never paid much attention to World AIDS Day. Why? Because AIDS had never hit close to … Continue reading World AIDS Day: Remembering Our Girl and an Unknown Victim