The alarm buzzed somewhere beyond my comprehension and wrestled me from my sleep. Weary, groggy, and just a big achy, I gathered myself up, and switched on the light. Shuffling to the kitchen, I started turning over in my mind the day’s to-do list: I need to first make coffee, I need to check to
This is a post from the archives. I’m reposting it today in honor of Mother’s Day. Our good God, Today will be littered with cards and flowers, chocolates and hugs. Today there will be no apparent end to the hand-drawn stick figures scratched in green crayon next to the almost-legible: To Mom. Today we
I have always had a sweet tooth. I love desserts of all kinds – especially ice cream. And I can eat with the best of them. One of nine children in my family of origin, I like to say that I had to hold my own at the dinner table and when dessert was served.
*The following post is from the current study through the book of Philippians for digital subscribers. You’re seeing this post because I accidentally made it public – whoops! But that gives YOU a sneak peek into what we’re studying in the book of Philippians! Consider this a sample day, and if you’d like to subscribe
We have come to Good Friday. If you are anything like me, Good Friday is often overlooked in the midst of Easter preparations. Good Friday more marks the beginning of Easter weekend than a day dedicated unto itself. I did not grow up noticing Good Friday much; my church did not have a Good Friday
I hold the plate delicately. It feels light in my hands, and yet bears an unspoken weight. I turn it carefully in my hands, intentional to make it accessible to all who approach. “This is body of Christ,” I say with familiarity and resonance. “It is broken for you.” The words fall familiar on our
We live in a fast-paced culture of instant-gratification. Particularly in our day and age, we don’t wait for very much – do we? We have fast food and quick commutes, so it’s no wonder we just can’t handle it when asked to wait in line at the DMV. Waiting is foreign language to us, and
“When most of us think about talking to kids about theology, we think of their view of God like a car sitting in neutral. It is easy to think that they will go about their lives unmoved until we push them along in the faith. As the most prominent and earliest influencers in their lives,
“It’s just not for me, I guess,” she said, shaking her head with resignation. The words fell from her mouth with a splat; they were deflated and her heart was fit to match. Between us sat an open Bible, a well-worn dictionary, two pens, and plenty of scratch paper. We were working through the Text
I’m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but I am all for re-evaluating and re-considering life choices whenever the opportunity presents itself. So, moving into 2018, I want to reintroduce physical books into my everyday lifestyle. I’m planning and preparing to let screen-based reading take a backseat to book reading. And I can’t wait.
Here is what I’m planning to read in 2018: