Posts made in October, 2015


When I began this job, my marriage had been struggling for two years and my wife and I were planning to divorce. At work, my company’s chaplain would pay visits, and we would exchange kind words. But on one particularly rough day, I asked if I could speak with him. I used the time to vent but still held a lot back. When I asked the chaplain if he would meet with my wife and I, he said, “That’s what I do!” We began meeting off-site and...

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Decades ago, these words – engraved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty – began beckoning people to a nation that offered them freedom and opportunity. On a fall afternoon in 1886, a million-plus people gawked from...

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