Put on a happy face

Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face so … Continue reading Put on a happy face

My Sister Got Her Head Stuck in a Bridge

Every family has their stories. You know the ones, the embarrassing anecdotes that remain funny no matter how many times you tell them. In my family, it starts out with, “My sister got her head stuck in a bridge.” Right from the start you can tell that this is going to be an unusual and … Continue reading My Sister Got Her Head Stuck in a Bridge

Don’t Make Me Repeat Myself

"How many times do I have to tell you?!" "Don't make me say this again." As a parent I repeat myself a lot, and I frequently get exasperated that I end up sounding like a broken record. Clean your room. Eat your lunch. Don't hit your brother. Go to sleep. Get in and get buckled. … Continue reading Don’t Make Me Repeat Myself