The elderly widow of the tribe of Asher took each step carefully as she climbed the stairs up mount Moriah, upon which stood Solomon’s Temple and the highest point within the metropolis of Jerusalem.
Peace Be With You
A weekly column offering a Christian and Catholic perspective by native Maderan John Rieping, a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary who spent 4 1/2 years in formation at Mount Angel Abbey. His website is http://wambly.weebly.com
Throughout my childhood and early adolescence, my parents would drive our family to the nearby city of Fresno most Sundays to visit my “Oma.” The name itself symbolizes the dual ethnicity of my clan, because
If November were a week, I suppose we’d have reached hump day. If it were a year, surely we would be in the season of the cool-down. However it is dubbed, the middle is upon us.
My father taught that women should be treated with respect and never hit. So whenever a pair of kindergarten classmates would chase or play aggressively with girls at school I would insist they stop.
Though technically months away, my favorite season of the year approaches.
DEAR JOHN: I guess I would most accurately be described as agnostic.
Several months ago a fellow Maderan asked that I dedicate some of my columns to answering questions posed by readers. I heartily agreed with the suggestion and then, most conscientiously, procrastinated.