Summer delights me. It always has. I love pauses and changes in schedules even if they are brief and just illusions. I remember when our children were younger some things about summer were harder because our schedule changed just about every week. Swim lessons, Vacation Bible School, Mission Trips, Vacations, Sports Camps all caused us… Continue reading Savoring Summer
I just returned from a ridiculously fun trip to upstate New York with friends. We've all known each other twenty plus years but it was incredible to be together as our "vacation selves." For the first time I got to see Niagara Falls. Now I'm acting like I discovered it, asking everyone I know if… Continue reading Our Shared Wonder
Disclaimer: I am not good at what I am writing about today. Often when I speak, teach or write, people tell me, You were speaking right to me. I tell them No, I'm preaching to myself. I'm the one who needs to hear this the most. This is totally true today; I'm just preaching to… Continue reading May I Have Your Attention?
Has there ever been a more imperfect organization than the church? From the earliest accounts things were flawed in the church. Nothing has changed. Just read the headlines. From Catholics to Methodists to Evangelical Christians, we all have issues. I've been a part of the church my whole life and have witnessed plenty of what… Continue reading Why Church?
My husband will shake a thousand hands today. He is a school superintendent. It is high school graduation day for two of the larger schools he oversees. After graduation day his hand literally hurts for two days. He says it is one of those good kinds of hurts. I see it as one thousand stories… Continue reading New Life In Everything All The Time