Generosity in the Midst of a Pandemic

Paola NunezNewman University Alumni The day began like any other day: Cars drove up. We placed their meals on the table. They picked up their meals and drove away. Toward the end of the shift, the flow of our meal distribution station became interrupted. A man drove up and got out of the car carryingContinue reading “Generosity in the Midst of a Pandemic”

Collaborative Short Story: The Final Chapter

The Virtual Red Couch is hosting a collaborative short story project. Each week, a new author will continue the story. Check back every Monday to see how the story unfolds! Chapter 9Written by Clare Morgan Emma lingered for a moment on the last step. Ahead of her, Daniel led little James by the hand throughContinue reading “Collaborative Short Story: The Final Chapter”

Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 8

The Virtual Red Couch is hosting a collaborative short story project. Each week, a new author will continue the story. Check back every Monday to see how the story unfolds! Chapter 8Written by Matthew Clark “Took ya long enough, kid,” Pete remarked with a cheeky grin. “Yeah, we finished our challenges ages ago,” added LittleContinue reading “Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 8”

Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 7

The Virtual Red Couch is hosting a collaborative short story project. Each week, a new author will continue the story. Check back every Monday to see how the story unfolds! Chapter 7Written by Amy Emerson Torch in hand, Emma squinted into the black nothingness, trying to focus her eyes on something — anything — thatContinue reading “Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 7”

Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 6

The Virtual Red Couch is hosting a collaborative short story project. Each week, a new author will continue the story. Check back every Monday to see how the story unfolds! Chapter 6Written by Dana Beitey “That’s it!” shouted Emma. “I knew you were familiar. I can’t believe what is happening. All I wanted was toContinue reading “Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 6”

Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 5

The Virtual Red Couch is hosting a collaborative short story project. Each week, a new author will continue the story. Check back every Monday to see how the story unfolds! Chapter 5Written by Fr. Adam Grelinger “And seeing a griffin!” broke in the Cloud with a hint of excitement. Emma and Daniel looked up toContinue reading “Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 5”

Three Images of the Cross

Dr. Kelly McFallProfessor HistoryChair of the Division of Humanities On Easter Sunday this year, I was one of 9 people in our sanctuary.   We baptized 12-year old Luke during the service (don’t worry—much thought was given to how to keep everyone safe).  As an elder, it was my job to charge the congregation toContinue reading “Three Images of the Cross”

Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 4

The Virtual Red Couch is hosting a collaborative short story project. Each week, a new author will continue the story. Check back every Monday to see how the story unfolds! Chapter 4Written by Murphy Obershaw They followed the Cloud in silence, treading over the grassy field and its numerous wildflowers. Emma kept thinking about whatContinue reading “Collaborative Short Story: Chapter 4”

Patience as Bravery

By Emily Simon For a girl that had never lived further than 10 minutes away from home, moving to South Korea stretched my comfort zone into a completely unrecognizable shape. Normal, adult routines like navigating the grocery store and accessing a bank account became challenges within themselves, but simultaneously tackling the chaos of first-time teachingContinue reading “Patience as Bravery”