The Violence of the Pearl

“The kingdom of heaven is like a man - a merchant - in search of fine pearls…” (Mat 13:45) Sure, but have you ever considered the oyster’s side of this story? I confess I’ve never really given a second thought to how pearls are made.

Good Grief

Yesterday I watched my wife grieve. She found out that an older man that she knew from her work had passed away and throughout the demands of motherhood and daily life she processed her loss quietly. I’ve never been good with knowing how to act around grief - my own or other people’s.