Upended

Mary was all set to marry Joseph and raise a normal Jewish family in Nazareth. She expected to follow in her mother's footsteps. She was probably already dreaming of how she would keep her kitchen, raise her children and organize her days. But all that changed in an instant.

Pierced One

At age 15, I got my ears pierced. While never strictly forbidden, my family silently frowned upon ear piercing. After all, if God had meant me to have holes in my ears, I would have been born with them! But the big hoops that hung on the ears of my older and sophisticated cousins in … Continue reading Pierced One