Identifying the things to be grateful for is an especially powerful source of encouragement. It seems in our current culture of distrust and divide, that the heart of gratitude is often difficult to cultivate.
We hear lots about this word lately. The contemporary meaning can be hard to sort out from a current political rhetoric, but it is generally used to indicate safety – a safe place, a place of refuge.
Sunflowers have started to bloom and in my yard again; I think that the blooms turn toward the sun. These massive blossoms turn their beautiful faces toward the warm welcoming Kansas sun.
During Lawrence’s annual apartment flip in August, when landlords all over the city are painting and cleaning and making repairs to get their units ready for new tenants, the apartment building at 913 Tennessee St. will be going through a metamorphosis more dramatic than most. The two-bedroom units will be freshened up, furnished and filled…