Tag: christian values

A Hospital Angel

A Hospital Angel

My longtime patient told me the story of how she met an angel in our hospital one night. My patient gave me permission to share this story. All identifying details and clinical specifics are omitted, of course. Not only for ethical reasons and HIPAA compliance, […]

I picked up a stranger by the side of the road this morning.

I picked up a stranger by the side of the road this morning.

I had almost run her over. It was a dark and snowy morning, six a.m., two more inches on the ground than had been predicted, roads a bit slick. I was steering the minivan with one hand and slugging coffee with the other, came up […]

I Want My Kids To Be The Guys On The Bikes

I Want My Kids To Be The Guys On The Bikes

I used to keep the car radio tuned to the local news station all the time. Then, the kids started hearing and understanding the inevitable grim reports about mass shootings and terror attacks etc. and they’d ask, “Mom, did the announcer just say that people […]

How To Think About The Unthinkable

How To Think About The Unthinkable

Yesterday evening, I left work and hurried to the subway station. As my train rumbled close, I bolted up the stairs  in a frantic attempt to catch it. As per usual, I missed it by about thirty seconds. But even as I stood shivering on the windy […]