Dear Friend Who Doesn’t Like Mother’s Day

Dear Friend Who Doesn’t Like Mother’s Day

The greeting card aisle is going to be packed this week at the grocery store- dozen of folks swarmed around to find just the right words to stick in an envelope. It’s coming Sunday: Mother’s Day. This is the day we set aside to celebrate moms and all they...
The High Cost Of Community

The High Cost Of Community

  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” – Hebrews 12:1 If you know me at...
When The New Year Looks Like a Broken Road

When The New Year Looks Like a Broken Road

When I was fifteen years old I was in the passenger seat during a terrible car accident. I don’t remember much from that day or the days that followed. I sustained the most injury out of the 4 teens in that Oldsmobile on that Friday night of my sophomore year of high...
On Looking Back Before We Look Forward

On Looking Back Before We Look Forward

Hello 2018.  You came in downright cold today in most places here in the U.S.  Friends have messaged me all day of -20 degree temperatures in the Midwest. I found it hard to leave yoga pants and my favorite sweatshirt and opted to stay cozy in said comfort wear all...
One Thing To Remember About Brokenness This Christmas

One Thing To Remember About Brokenness This Christmas

  Christmas cards show scenes of Mary, halo-looped, surrounded with light and gazing at her son. Our image of the mother of Jesus is pure. It is a clean white portrait of one who is wise and serene. We have another version the Mary with hands clasped looking upward,...
When The Equator Falls Off

When The Equator Falls Off

I knew the globe was weathered.  I found it at Goodwill, after all.  I loved the blue of the ocean, the way the North American mountains were raised, how time zones divided it all, and the grade-school memories that it conjured up. The globe fit squarely on the corner...

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