What if vs. What is

I recently watched the movie A Hidden Life, based on the story of Franz & Fani Jagerstatter. It's a long, cinematic portrayal of an Austrian man who refused to swear a loyalty oath to Hitler - and the consequences he and his family experienced. The story is a powerful reminder that evil is real, and…

Lessons Learned from My Mom

Toward the end of 1968, Clara Dye gave birth to her fifth child. He came before Christmas, even though he wasn't supposed to be born until the first day of 1969. The early arrival messed up Christmas for the other 4 Dye children -- but, hey, that's what babies do. Now, 48+ years later, my…