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June 8, 2018

“Relax your arm,” the nurse tells me as she prepares to measure my blood pressure.

“Wait – I remember you!” she says, commenting on her ability to “remember faces."

She should definitely remember mine. This is my third visit to this office in two weeks.

It all began after...

May 18, 2018

       Sitting in the smallest aircraft I have ever been in, strapped to a guy I just met 15 minutes before - so tightly that I could feel his heartbeat - I looked down and thought to myself, “I really should be scared right now.” Even at a cruising alti...

April 20, 2018

                Inherent in the human experience is a desire to establish connection. To meet others who have walked the road we currently travel, gleaning insight as to the ways in which their survi...

April 4, 2018

“As a journalist, you are supposed to stay out of the story,” says Danielle Nadler, Managing Editor of Loudoun Now and author of Without A Trace: The Life of Sierra Phantom. In the book, she acts as the narrator, offering insightful vignettes about her own life, woven...

March 16, 2018

Part of the joy inherent in the journey we have been traveling over the last several months are the wonderful people we meet along the way. Hearing their stories imparts hope into our own lives. So much so that we want to share the work being done in and around our com...

February 6, 2018

“I know I’m not an ordinary ten-year-old kid,” Auggie Pullman tells us in the heart-warming movie Wonder. A movie I saw twice, crying nearly throughout both times. I cried over memories of the past, and the ways in which my story unexpectedly coalesced with the one unf...

Our New Year began with letting go of Chinese lanterns as they floated towards the sky; only to come crashing down the moment the string left our hands. Perhaps we are getting ahead of ourselves. Let us explain. 


The greeting of a New Year offers precious m...

December 29, 2017

 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13

From youngest childhood I remember being told that my birthday fell on the shortest day of the year. It never made sense to me. Did this mean I got a shorter birthd...

December 1, 2017

Why do anesthesiologists insist on telling their patients just moments before surgery to count backwards? The answer is almost entirely unknown, although one doctor details his common practice of making the routine even harder for his patients. “…I say ok, count backwa...

Do you ever feel as if you are wrestling? Do you ever wonder if you are engaged in a high stakes fight, one that contains much significance even if the reason is not entirely revealed in the moment? 

We all struggle. Moments in our lives can cause us to doubt, to wonder...

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