Change, From the News, Memoir

A Peaceful Transition of Power

Many years ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I had the┬áprivilege of working for a U.S. Presidential Inauguration. George Herbert Walker Bush had just been elected President of the United States the week before I got married. When Doug and I returned from our honeymoon and I returned to my job as the communications… Continue reading A Peaceful Transition of Power

Family, From the News, Parenting, Relationships

Trying to Find Words of Comfort

Last night I heard on the news that a post office box has been set up to receive condolence letters for the families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. I felt like I should send notes to the grieving parents. But, what could I possibly write? What words of condolence could I… Continue reading Trying to Find Words of Comfort

Community, From the News, Religion

Day to Serve and The Snowball Effect

Last January, I received a new church public affairs assignment. One of our first decisions was to encourage the members of our church to dedicate a day to serve. We explored the various needs in our communities. After reviewing some startling hunger statistics, we decided to focus on the needs of those who are considered… Continue reading Day to Serve and The Snowball Effect