Category Archives: Fear

Miracle Child

premie with hand on her

In this last week of Advent I have been baby blessed. On the shortest day of the year, I held the tiniest child ever placed in my hands. A four-and-a-half pound girl. I held her and thought, You were destined to be, child, because we had to believe that you could live, that you could…

The Sick Cat Syndrome

Sick Cat

I have a sick cat this morning. I sensed it last night. Usually about dinner time both cats start circling the kitchen and yowing. That’s when we give them their canned food treat, and they never let us forget that chow time for us is treat time for them. But not last night. Neither one…

Who Will Stand Up?

Stories continue to flow out of Egypt, so many tales of determination, hope and valor. Protesters who were not afraid to stand up to a notoriously brutal state police force. Women and men who sniffed lemons, onions and vinegar to stand their ground even when tear gassed, who stood up to rubber bullets wearing only…

The Wire is Dead

The uprisings in Cairo have the world in thrall. How is it that people can live for decades in fear, and then suddenly take to the streets, defying soldiers and tanks? On the news last night an Egyptian man said, “Even if the army kills us, we are not afraid anymore.” That moment when fear…