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...
A God of All Seasons: My Heart Behind the Book

A God of All Seasons: My Heart Behind the Book

My co-authored book with Tammy H. Meyer launches in just about a month!  I wanted to share just a little of my heart behind this work with you, my friends who have followed this blog for several years. So here’s my heart behind this book: In my backyard in...
Sunset

Sunset

It’s the longest day of the year. The sun is still hanging above the cornfields and the stalks are not tall enough yet to silhouette the sky The earth and sky touch with no interference. I stand on land that I knew as a child, my grandparent’s farm which is now my...

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