What I have come to see so clearly over the past few years is that this demonization of the other side is unfounded. It has to stop because it’s based on falsehoods and it is ruining us. It is breaking families apart – and the family is the very thing the American Evangelical Church proclaims is their priority. The politics being preached from the Far Right are undoing the very mission of the Church at a record pace.
I’ve been struggling for months. Even worse, it has taken me until very recently to put a name to the struggle. About two weeks ago I figured it out and … Continue reading Naming the Struggle
In September, I was told it was “improbable but not impossible” to see SB983 progress because of our many delays (and a global pandemic). I took that as a challenge. … Continue reading Signed by Governor Wolf
And, if we move forward wisely, if we choose to learn and grow rather than continue to fight and divide, this could very well be the best thing to happen in our lifetime. This pandemic-filled, tension-ridden, politically crazy year very well may lead to a more beautiful, loving country than we have seen before.
I was not adequately prepared for the level of stress and frustration that accompanied today’s proceedings. We knew that the Department of Health had been “shopping around” their amendments and … Continue reading SB983 – Out of House Human Services Committee
I’m exhausted. Tuesday was a day of great celebration as SB983 passed the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously. Even getting to the floor was a serious accomplishment and I’m so grateful for … Continue reading SB983 – Unanimous Senate Passage, Now to The House
It’s been a very long ten days. Ten days ago we weren’t sure if SB983 (our Newborn Screening Legislation) was going to have a fighting chance this session. Ten days … Continue reading SB983 – Moving to the Floor
Yesterday I downloaded the Facebook app after a week of not using it at all. And I’m a little surprised at what I learned. I really didn’t miss it. I … Continue reading Reflections on my No Facebook Experiment
If you had told me twenty years ago that one of my favorite people now would be a Liberal (gasp!), I would have laughed. I would have told you that … Continue reading Differences Make Us Better
Sometimes we learn the most from less-than-ideal neighbors. I would know because I’ve had my fair share of neighbors I wished would move away. In our almost ten years of … Continue reading Good Can Come From Bad Neighbors