Articles By: Emily Clark

A thin layer of white January 28th, 2024 - The season’s first snowfall came quietly, almost hesitantly, right before dusk on the evening of the Epiphany. I noticed the tiny flakes, illuminated by the… Read More ››
Still Christmas December 26th, 2023 - I never expected, on the First Monday of Advent, to be sitting in a small church in rural Pennsylvania, squeezed between my husband and daughter,… Read More ››
Fun Uncle Dave Plus One December 4th, 2023 - We wondered if it would ever happen. While the other siblings were settled, he was the restless one. We thought he was content being “fun… Read More ››
Remembering Juno October 20th, 2023 - Six years ago, I finally relented, giving into the pleas of my daughters (and my husband), and agreed to adopt a pet. I never had… Read More ››
Kneeling at Mary’s Altar September 4th, 2023 - “Did you know that in 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted for 12 hours?” asked Nathan, tugging at my sleeve. “That’s so interesting,” I replied, guiding… Read More ››
My own little moment of peace June 25th, 2023 - The beginning of summer brings thoughts of lazy days and firefly-speckled nights, hours spent outdoors in hopes of peace and rejuvenation. “Peace be with you,”… Read More ››
Can you stay for tea? May 27th, 2023 - My mother-in-law turned 87 this month, and when my husband asked how she would like to celebrate, her answer was simple: “For the family to… Read More ››
A lily, like Lilly April 30th, 2023 - Many years ago, a little girl sat with her parents, her grandmother, and her baby brother in the front pew of a church on Easter… Read More ››
The chance to start again March 29th, 2023 - Refresh. Renew. Reflect. Umm, rebirth! What about revive? Return? Redo. I bet you didn’t get this one—redeem!” Whoever thought that ninth graders could become so… Read More ››
A Token of Fond Remembrance February 19th, 2023 - Cherished books hold cherished stories – not only inspiring ones realized from words on a page, but stories of all those who have enjoyed them.… Read More ››
A Renewed Commitment January 22nd, 2023 - On the morning of December 31, I took down our family calendar from the past year and tacked up a new one, running my hand… Read More ››
Waiting for Baby Jesus December 19th, 2022 - The leftover turkey and stuffing were barely put away after Thanksgiving when my daughters asked, “Can we decorate now?” For Christmas? Already? Whatever happened to… Read More ››
Soup is good food November 6th, 2022 - When night falls earlier, days grow cooler, and we all begin to snuggle into our homes as winter approaches, my thoughts turn to what radiates… Read More ››