Barriers or Boundaries?

There’s a tradition in my house that my daughter is quite fond of. Yet it produces the opposite effect in me. She’s gets to sleep with me whenever her dad travels on business. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy our time together, the long chats and the contagious giggles. But the problem begins once she…

Pruned for a Purpose

I recently bought some grapes and couldn’t wait to eat them. They were dark purple which signaled promises of juicy sweetness. As soon as I could, I tore into the plastic and grabbed a handful. Sticking them under water, I selected one, inspecting it briefly before I popped it in, only to find…a hole? How…