Distracted

Distraction.  I’m a linguist. Words fascinate me, and I enjoy digging into their roots to find where they came from.  Distraction? It comes from Latin, like many of our English words. To distract originally meant “to drag apart; to pull in different directions.” pulled in different directions? dragged apart? oh, …

O Holy Night

  O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth. The stars hang overhead, on the quiet Bethlehem hillside. The shepherds stand there, spaced around the area so as to keep in sight the many sheep in their care. I wonder, do …

Be content

Contentment. It’s something I think we would all agree is lacking in the world today, especially in first-world countries, who, ironically, have so much. Often, we equate being content with happiness. We chase happiness hoping to find contentment. How do I know we aren’t just looking for happiness, as everyone says? …