On the Longing for Home

On the Longing for Home

Most adults in the United States remember a close relative who was not born here. My family emigrated from the region alternately claimed by Ukraine, Poland and Russia. Yours may have come from Italy, Morocco, Guatemala, Ghana. Namira Islam Anani’s family came from...
A Word About Stewardship

A Word About Stewardship

There is nothing quite like planning for your demise to awaken the awareness that this world is not our home. As it says in the old hymn, “This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through.” Recently, I met with an attorney to finalize instructions in my...
Count Each Day

Count Each Day

There was something notably different about the gravestones in the Myer Homestead cemetery than the markers seen in so many other burial places. Established in 1759, the cemetery — with both aging headstones and freshly turned dirt — serves as the final resting place...