Tag: Faith

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Did you know the word “gullible” isn’t in the dictionary? Yes, I fell for that one. I was in 7th grade at Whitney High when an upper classman said that to me with a completely straight face, and then promptly laughed when I said…

Keeping the Faith

The pain was excruciating. That’s pretty much the only way I know to describe the feeling in my arm when it broke during judo practice. I must have been about ten at the time and pretty busy doing various sports (none of which I…

Be The Change You Want To Be

Maybe Madonna was onto something. Not the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. The other one. When it came out in 1990, “Vogue” was intended simply as a pop song and as far as I know it still is. I don’t think somewhere in the…

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa means “blank slate.” And that’s what it’s like when you share an experience for the first time with someone new. It’s like watching the colors unfold on top of a blank slate. It just pours out in a brilliant rainbow of moments…

Where Do Babies Come From? – Part 3 of our A Reason to Believe series

Where do babies come from? I never heard the stork story. I guess my parents figured I would see through it too quickly or that it would only prompt more questions they weren’t ready to answer. I never heard the story about the birds…

To Roller Skate or Not to Roller Skate…

I knew I could make it down the hill. I was headed to a friend’s house after school one day and had brought my roller skates. They had side-by-side big orange wheels, not the inline type of roller skates, and they had these huge…