Well, we have collectively flipped our calendars from March to April. I for one, was happy to toss old March into the trash can and be moving on to a new month, one that traditionally brings hope, renewal and happy memories. As I stared at a big, blank April, something annoying and unwanted popped into … Continue reading Wilderness Curriculum
“Now is a time to find Jesus, hope, cultivate faith, groan for redemption, wait, and carry light and color into dark. Because there will be a time when you will no longer be standing at the window, searching, feet on the heater grate, heart groaning out of the weight of winter. You will be outside, … Continue reading Spring Will Come
One of my favorite lines from THE INCREDIBLES movie is "if everyone is special, then nobody is special." It comes from a villain who is plotting a way to make everyone into superheroes, thus negating the current superheroes' power and prestige. I tried hard to prove this "everyone gets an A" picture as fake news... but alas, … Continue reading Free A’s And No Homework!
Easter week. Holy Week. My favorite holiday and my favorite celebration. In the same way we observe advent, I think the time before Easter deserves our attention and willingness to quiet ourselves to hear with clear minds the story that changed everything. Our lives are not very conducive to this message, however, and the gospel … Continue reading First World Easter
March is a funny month, in like a lion, out like a lamb and all that... we here in Colorado enjoy warm days and blizzards all in one weekend at times. I'm a seasonal girl, I love the flow of one season to the next, and I get as excited for fall as I do … Continue reading Searching For Spring – And Finding It
Watching the opinions and fingers come out this week has been a bit much for me. I can't help but think most of it is well-intentioned people spinning their wheels. Questions ranging from "why would a good God allow this" to "what laws will prevent this" are bombarding us all. I have to humbly submit … Continue reading The Real Cause of the Storm
Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used … Continue reading Five Smooth Stones