Tag Archives: ethics

Reflections on the Election

The election is over, finally. I’m not rejoicing. There would have been no outcome this election that I would be celebrating. As it stands I am grieved that a man with such disregard for human value was the best we came up with, but I’m not surprised. If we can agree on one thing in reflection on this […]

How Bad Can I Really Be?

We’re all pretty rehearsed in convincing ourselves that we are good. We self-justify, assuming our good deeds balance the scale against our wrongs. But when we look at the person of Jesus–the embodiment of perfection–we see how pathetically wanting our standard really is. When we step into his light all our ugliness that once hid in the shadows […]

Dear World, We Are Dying

Dear World, we are dying, Do you hear the death rattle? I hear it in the silence–when shots ring And blood blooms and dries. Dear World, we are dying, Do you see the yawning grave? I see it in the ruin–when laws pass And life ends unknown. Dear World, we are dying, Do you feel […]

Be Perfect?

There are days when I transform into a yelling mom. As my impatience and frustration grows I increase in decibels, often hypocritically so, as I am telling my sons to speak kindly to one another. My husband is patient in reminding me to take a step back, and speak calmly with a gentle tone. I […]

Hold Your American Citizenship Loosely

Tomorrow morning will be Joyful and bright This life is beautiful Heart, just be wise. You are completely exhausted. Your beating is fainter, more muffled… You know, I read somewhere That souls are immortal -Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova wrote the above poem as she watched her homeland destroyed by Communism. She watched as a corrupt […]